“The path to the future is not a straight line, but an ongoing search and change of course.”

At Dutch Design Week 2021, architect and former chief government architect Floris Alkemade will present an exhibition in the form of a labyrinth on behalf of the Board of Government Advisors and together with World Design Embassies.

The exhibition is a translation of his essay ‘The Future of the Netherlands. The Art of Changing Direction’. In this essay, he describes the major challenges we face as a country and how we can provide answers to complex issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, but also housing shortage, inequality, an ageing population, and loneliness.

The labyrinth represents ‘the art of changing direction’. It is about exploring new ways of observing, thinking, and acting. The labyrinth consists of three parts. The first part is about social changes and the search for solidarity. The second part is about our desire for control in uncertain times – for better or for worse. And the third part is about our ability to dream and imagine brighter futures, and a call for joint action based on solidarity.

Floris Alkemade is one of the three DDW Ambassadors of 2021. The labyrinth is part of World Design Embassies and can be visited from 16-24 October at Dutch Design Week (DDW) in Eindhoven. The exhibition is located at the heart of the design festival, in Klokgebouw at Strijp-S.

Programme

Themes
Labyrint
Theme

Het Labyrint

Projects
Show only:
  • Labyrint
Labyrint

Aeronautics in the Backyard – XiaoXiao Xu

13 Oct 2021
Labyrint

New Babylon – Constant Nieuwenhuys

13 Oct 2021
Labyrint

Rider of the Apocalypse – Atelier Van Lieshout

13 Oct 2021
Labyrint

Childhood Lost – Justyna Neryng

13 Oct 2021
Labyrint

One – Anouk de Clercq

13 Oct 2021
Labyrint

Thinker – Fernando Sanchez Castillo

19 Oct 2021
Labyrint

Chaos Theory – Metahaven

13 Oct 2021
Labyrint

Ex Voto – Folkert de Jong

13 Oct 2021
Labyrint

Floorpiece 1 – Rainbow Soulclub

13 Oct 2021
chapter-arrow icon-arrow-down icon-arrow-short icon-arrow-thin icon-close-super-thin icon-play icon-social-facebook icon-social-instagram icon-social-linkedin icon-social-twitter icon-social-youtube