Building a context for makership
Changing the Ministry of Justice and Security (JenV) from the inside with creative power is what Nadiye Çakir wants to achieve with the Makers Collective. She is a strategic and social designer working in Justice and Security at the Knowledge, Innovation and Strategy department. To the government officials with whom Çakir works, she is the odd one out. Together with ten other makers spread over the various divisions of JenV and associated implementing organisations, she forms the Makers Collective. Çakir says, “One of our tasks is to create space for makership.”Read more
Read the latest WDE Spotlight!
With WDE Spotlight, we give the floor to several designers from the Embassies. This time, we speak to Gabriel Fontana, part of the Ch.. Ch.. Changes conference during Dutch Design Week 2022, the Embassy of Health in 2020 and one of the Embassies in 2023 (more on this later). What is his background? What inspires him? What does he hope to achieve with his work? You can read about it in this Q&A!Read more
Check out the WDE aftermovie!
It's here; the official aftermovie of World Design Embassies (WDE) 2022 takes you through everything there was to see at Dutch Design Week in a nutshell. And that was a lot!Read more
Jetske van Oosten and Tabo Goudswaard in De Correspondent
Lex Bohlmeijer talks to Van Oosten and Goudswaard about a new approach to complex issues. Why do we need the thinking and working methods of designers? Van Oosten and Goudswaard share inspiring and concrete examples of how social design stimulates social change.Read more
Experience the mindset for a chronically healthy society
How do we change our attitudes towards health? In the exhibition Chronic Health, we show examples, process and outcome of an agile, responsible and learning mindset. We draw lessons from nature and from the palette of people in societyRead more
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