Embassy of Safety
The Embassy of Safety investigates how design and policy can come together in the safety domain. Together we search for alternative ways of thinking and finding new solutions to make our society as safe as possible.
Embassy of Health
Last year has forced us to think about our health more than ever. The corona crisis puts a strain on existing systems and calls for new approaches. There is a growing awareness that health is not a ready-made product provided by our healthcare system, but is all about how we organize our lives. But what do we actually consider important to our quality of life? And how can we achieve that?
Embassy of Mobility
Mobility is a necessity, not a goal. You depend on it to get the care you need, to get to work, or to relax with your family. And there are many more examples.
Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building
Sometimes it feels like an impasse: the enormous climate challenge on the one hand and the enormous construction task on the other. As the Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building, we take up this challenge. We – designers, entrepreneurs, researchers and policymakers – investigate possible solutions and offer new perspectives in the field of circular and biobased design, construction and living.
Embassy of Water
On the eve of a major transition, the Embassy of Water offers a new perspective on the foundational element that is water. What if we put water first? Are we going to borrow and take care of it, instead of just using it? Find out what water needs for it to become healthy and resilient.
Embassy of Food
This year we focus on a critical analysis of the food design discipline. We will research promising food projects with which designers raise questions about our current food system or about our role as consumers, and yet did not make it to the shelves of the supermarket. The findings will be presented during DDW in the supermarket of the future.
Embassy of Rethinking Plastic
Plastic causes environmental problems, but it also has advantages. It’s not black or white. We have to think differently about plastic as a material and deal with it differently. Designers play a crucial role in that necessary change.