Welcome to
The 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?

Chronic Health – Happily ever after?

Life has been turned upside-down. Everyday activities have been put on hold, the dining table is now an office, and video calling is the new way to meet people. Distance is the new buzzword, which only makes us realize just how important closeness and intimacy really are. At a time when we have to contend with more and more restrictions and are very aware of our own vulnerability, we derive satisfaction from helping people around us. Grocery shopping for the lady next door, singing outside the windows of a nursing home, phoning to check on somebody — somehow we feel more connected to one another than ever before.

All this makes us reflect on what truly matters. Is it survival, at the expense of everything else we consider so important? Besides all the protocols, is there enough space for what visibly does us good? And what about the bigger picture: the functioning of society, the viability of the planet? The online exhibition shows the power of design research in finding answers to these questions. It presents projects by designers and care professionals who together, with a forward-looking approach, are working to create a healthy society. The Embassy of Health invites you to join them on their unconventional tour that explores the values and possibilities of caring for ourselves and one another.

The Embassy is currently working on further development for 2021. Keep an eye on this page for the latest updates.

The curator of this Embassy is Jetske van Oosten, impact advisor, author en member of Sociaal Creatieve Raad.


Smart Distancing System

Design & concept: Jólan van der Wiel  and Nick Verstand

Illustration: Joery Verweij


Op dit moment is er geen programma voor deze Embassy. Schrijf je in voor de nieuwsbrief om op de hoogte te blijven of lees hier wat we voorgaande jaren hebben gedaan.

Chronic Health – Happily ever after?
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Chronic Health: It’s only human?
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Designing for Chronic Health
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Past events

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What brings a social designer to a nursing home?

20 Nov 2020

The future of care is intimate (and two more propositions worth reflecting on)

16 Oct 2020

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