Embassy Labs at DDW22

What if Lab and World Design Embassies join forces in a few Embassy Labs. In these labs, the designers develop concepts that test the visions of the Embassies in practice. The Embassy Labs form an important part of the Embassy programme and will also be presented at Dutch Design Week (DDW) in October. The coming months, two Embassy Labs start from the Embassy of Mobility and one from the Embassy of Safety.

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Published on 20 October 2022
Part of Embassies: Mobility, Safety
Embassy Labs at DDW22
Part of Embassies: Mobility, Safety

Third Office

In Embassy Lab: Workplaces away from home, Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe (VEVDL) tackled the design question: How do we facilitate good workplaces close to home so that commuters don’t need to make as many transport movements? Their answer: Third Office! A professional environment, within cycling distance from home, with all the facilities you have at the office. In Embassy Lab ‘Workplaces away from home’, VEVDL explores the possibilities of this type of workplace. You will also find these results in the Embassy of Urban Mobility in Klokgebouw.

Groen voor blik

In Embassy Lab: Green for gasoline from the Embassy of Urban Mobility, Studio 1:1 explores the possibilities of a greener city centre. An (extra) garden in front of your house, a greener street and a greener neighbourhood. That sounds fantastic, of course. But what would you be willing to do yourself when it comes down to it? For instance, would you be willing to park your car somewhere else? For this Embassy Lab, the possibilities were tested in a neighbourhood in Eindhoven. You can find the results at the Embassy of Urban Mobility in Klokgebouw.

WITTE WAS®, crimineel goed!

In Embassy Lab Jonge Aanwas, the municipality of Amsterdam and design agency Greenberry set to work on the question: How can the Online Basisteam gain insight into the online world of young people in the short term and within the constraints of legislation? The result? LookBack, an interactive tool that stimulates cooperation within the yet-to-be-established Online Basic Team. You will find Lookback at the Embassy of Safety in Klokgebouw.


In Embassy Lab Cashback, Taskforce-RIEC and Province of North Brabant together with Studio Sociaal Centraal are looking for new ways to ‘give back’ criminal money and goods that have been ‘taken away’. How can we give this back to society in a positive way? For example, can this be used in crime fighting and social strengthening? Studio Social Central presents WITTE WAS®, criminal goods!, a collection of seized criminal goods. This collection will be shown and auctioned exclusively to DDW visitors. Bid on these collectors’ items, and help decide where the money raised will be returned to society. If that’s not a criminally good deal!” You can find this lab during DDW at the Embassy of Safety in Klokgebouw.

Vanavond Niet

In Embassy Lab Jonge Aanwas, De Nacht Club Academie also approached the safety domain, but with the Eindhoven municipality. Young people do not allow everyone into their world of experience. They often have good reasons to do so. In the Embassy Lab Jonge Aanwas, De Nacht Club Academie works according to the age-old principle of the ‘bouncer’. Who is allowed in the club, and who is not? With Not Tonight, they create new spaces – often in the evening and night – where existing ways of doing things perpetuate that problems are broken. You can find this lab at the Embassy of Safety in Klokgebouw.

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