Read the most recent WDE Spotlight with Shaakira Jassat

In WDE Spotlight, we give the floor to several designers from the Embassies. This time we speak with Shaakira Jassat, part of the Embassy of Water en Circular & Biobased Building in 2021. What is her background? What inspires her? What does she hope to achieve with her work? You’ll read about it in this Q&A!

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Visit The Exploded View at Floriade 2022

The Exploded View Beyond Building, one of the showstoppers of Dutch Design Week 2021 is an exhibition in the form of a house that consists entirely of biobased materials, circular building methods and practical stories. Here you can see and experience what is already possible in the field of sustainable building and how it changes the (construction) world. To be visited from now until 9 October at Floriade, in Almere.

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We have launched a new series of WDE Talks in Pakhuis de Zwijger!

In eight episodes, we dive deeper into the subject matter of the Embassies and talk to partners and designers about various topics. The guests briefly look back on Dutch Design Week 2021 and discuss what's next. On this page, you can find all the Talks. Please note that these talks are in Dutch.

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Listen to our podcast The Tekentafel

In De Tekentafel, journalist Niels Guns talks to various guests every month about the power of design in solving social issues. How do you get the most out of a project with designers, what is successful collaboration and what can it offer an organisation? We will find out for you in De Tekentafel, a collaboration between Eindhoven Design District and World Design Embassies.

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New focus for DDF director Martijn Paulen

After nine years, Martijn Paulen has decided to focus entirely on the new strategic development of Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) and steps down from his role as frontman of Dutch Design Week (DDW). Besides DDW, DDF has continued to develop itself with World Design Embassies and What if Labs on the power of design for societal changes. In addition to the crown jewel DDW, the organisation wants to make a solid commitment to these. Paulen will be focusing on this development and has decided to take the opportunity to make room for new creative leadership at DDW. has decided to seize the opportunity to make room for new creative leadership at DDW.

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World Design Embassies deploys the power of design in the development of new perspectives and concrete directions to societal challenges. In open coalitions, we work with partners and designers on the future.

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  • Embassy of Inclusive Society

    A plea for a more inclusive design field
  • Embassy of Safety

    Surprising safety: new behaviour for a safer society
  • Embassy of Health

    Chronic Health : vital changes for a caring society
  • Embassy of Urban Mobility

    Cities for people
  • Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

    A biobased house as a starting point for a different value system
  • Embassy of Water

    Water cohabitation: how we live together with water
  • Embassy of Food

    The supermarket of the future
  • Embassy of Rethinking Plastic

    A new approach for plastics
Inclusive Society

Embassy of Inclusive Society

A plea for a more inclusive design field

Embassy of Safety

Surprising safety: new behaviour for a safer society
Embassy of Health

Embassy of Health

Chronic Health : vital changes for a caring society
Embassy of Mobility

Embassy of Urban Mobility

Cities for people

Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building

A biobased house as a starting point for a different value system
Embassy of Water

Embassy of Water

Water cohabitation: how we live together with water
Image by Bernard Hermant

Embassy of Food

The supermarket of the future
Embassy of Rethinking Plastic

Embassy of Rethinking Plastic

A new approach for plastics

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These are the Labs of the Embassy of Safety

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Water Café #1: Regeneration… what exactly is that?

Editiorial

WDE Spotlight: Hollandse Luchten

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Listen to the Mobility|Society Podcast with Rob Adams

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WDE Spotlight: The Night Club

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WDE Spotlight: Shaakira Jassat

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