Inclusive Society

Embassy of Inclusive Society

How can designers contribute to a society in which everyone feels included and represented?

An inclusive society is an open society that strives for the participation of all, a society in which every citizen has a part and in which the notion of reciprocity is central. It is also a society in which everyone feels included and represented. In the Netherlands, these notions are often taken for granted – after all, by law, we are all equal – but, in reality, it is far from self-evident.

Although this theme is widely discussed in society, it is hardly ever discussed in the design sector. And that’s strange: designers design for all of society, while the Dutch design field is not yet a fair representation of society. Designers with a non-Western cultural background, female designers, designers from lower economic classes, and designers with physical disabilities are underrepresented. Predominantly highly educated white men design products for all to use, and as a result, they do not always comply with the users’ identity, lifestyle, or cultural background.

The Embassy is primarily a plea for a more diverse and inclusive design field. A plea for a greater number of designers with diverse and inclusive backgrounds. At Dutch Design Week 2021, we will present a variety of design projects and an active form of cooperation between various groups in our society.

The curator of this Embassy is Jorn Konijn, Head of Programme of Dutch Design Week.

Programme

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Chromarama – Laura Luchtman

16 Oct 2021

Warm Welcome – Muzus

16 Oct 2021

Angel-Rose coloured glasses – Angel Rose

16 Oct 2021

Alé rasa, beta rasa – Maryse Poels

16 Oct 2021

Drempelloos – Studio Corvers

16 Oct 2021

How Normal Am I? – Tijmen Schep

16 Oct 2021

Duinkerke – Ivo van den Baar

16 Oct 2021

The Feeling of Otherness – Lydienne Albertoe

16 Oct 2021

Haptische Esthetica – Boey Wang en Simon Dogger

16 Oct 2021

Hidden Heritages – Wendy Owusu

16 Oct 2021

Labour of love – Oluwatomilola (Tomi) Adefioye

16 Oct 2021

Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert – Kuang-Yi Ku

16 Oct 2021

Poco Loco – (ink).

16 Oct 2021

Riku – Kevin Osepa

16 Oct 2021

Social [Distancing] Fabric – Karim Adduchi and the World Makers Foundation

16 Oct 2021

The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God – Bruno Baietto

16 Oct 2021

BORO*ATELIER

15 Oct 2021
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