This is what the Embassies will present at Dutch Design Week

It is almost time again, Dutch Design Week (DDW)! This year, the nine-day design festival takes place from 16 to 24 October, spread over more than 100 locations in Eindhoven! As of today, the DDW programme with all exhibitions and events is online at ddw.nl. What can you expect from World Design Embassies? Read it below!

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Published on 7 September 2021
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This is what the Embassies will present at Dutch Design Week

Live programme

After a fully digital edition of DDW20, all Embassies are ready for a physical programme! This year, no square eyes from wandering around in the virtual expo but wandering around again in Eindhoven. The programme of all eight Embassies can be found in the online DDW programme as of today. In the run-up to DDW, this programme will added to, but you can already get inspired and plan your route!

First stop? The labyrinth in the Klokgebouw, curated by former Chief Government Architect Floris Alkemade!

Labyrinth: The art of changing direction

Former Chief Government Architect Floris Alkemade is one of the three ambassadors of DDW this year. On behalf of the College of Government Advisors and together with World Design Embassies, Alkemade describes the urgent challenges we face as a country. As an ambassador project, Alkemade presents a special exhibition in the form of a labyrinth: “The road to the future is not a straight line, but a continuous search, wandering and changing of direction. A project about finding new paths and the importance of improvisation, daring and imagination. With special attention to complex issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, but also housing shortage, ageing and loneliness.

Dutch Design Week

Eight Embassies at DDW21

What can you expect from the Embassies; what will they present and where? Below you will find an overview of the Embassies, get a sneak peek of what they will do, find out where they are located and what their opening hours are:

Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building
Walk through a fully biobased house that serves as a starting point for a different value system.
Location: Ketelhuisplein
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00

Embassy of Food
Discover the supermarket of the future.
Location: Klokgebouw
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00

Embassy of Health
How do we make vital changes for a caring society?
Klokgebouw and Ketelhuisplein
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00

Embassy of Inclusive Society
Hear our plea for a more inclusive society.
Location: Ketelhuisplein
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00

Embassy of Mobility
How do we design healthy and liveable cities?
Location: Klokgebouw
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00

Embassy of Rethinking Plastic
Discover a new approach to plastic.
Location: Yksi Expo
Opening hours: 11:00 – 17:30

Embassy of Safety
Experience new behaviour for a safer society.
Location: Klokgebouw
Opening hours: 11:00 – 18:00

Embassy of Water
How do we live together with water?
Location: Designhuis
Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:00

We would love to see you at DDW!
Do you have questions about the programme of the Embassies? Please contact us.¬†We’d love to help!

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