New podcast: De Tekentafel!

In De Tekentafel, journalist Niels Guns talks to various guests every month about the power of design in solving social issues. How do you get the most out of a project with designers, what is successful collaboration, and what can it offer an organisation? We will find out for you in De Tekentafel, a collaboration between Eindhoven Design District and World Design Embassies. Please note that these podcasts are in Dutch.

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Published on 10 October 2021
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Podcast 14: Why is seeking friction so important, and how does design help?

Design can play an important role in connecting people, making difficult topics discussable and narrowing gaps in society. We spoke to Joes Janmaat and Manon Barendse of Studio Sociaal Centraal together with Martijn Paulen, strategic director of Dutch Design Foundation about why it is good to sometimes seek out the frictions.

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Podcast 13: How does design raise awareness of behaviour on the street? And what can the government learn from it?

In the previous episode, we followed Niels Guns during Studio SMELT’s Straatvonk audio tour. We discuss his experiences and delve deeper into the issue. How can design contribute to awareness, prejudice, privilege and interactions in public space in this way? We also discuss the MakersCollectief, an initiative of the Ministry of Justice and Security, which is also working on interactions in public space, but from a security perspective.

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Podcast 12: Special: Studio SMELT's Street Spark audio tour makes you aware of your interactions on the street.

Niels Guns participates in Studio SMELT’s audio tour Street Spark, which makes you aware of your interactions on the street: do you walk around, look at someone or look away? The public space is a gathering place of all kinds of people, with different ideas, characters and emotions. How can you be yourself on the street? And how safe do you feel on the street, and what does or does not contribute to that? The tour gives a glimpse into the world of different people, including those who are just a little different from you.

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Podcast 11: What is the importance of design thinking within the government domain?

More and more governments see the importance of collaborating with the creative sector. Indeed, involving the creative industry in major social tasks is part of the current coalition agreement. The beginning is there, but at the same time, there is still a long way to go. What is the importance of design thinking within the government domain? Journalist Niels Guns talks about it with architect, philosopher and author Jetske van Oosten and designer Jonas Martens of Verveeld & Verward. Listen to the latest episode of The Drawing Table here.

Merle Bergers, Frank Kolkman en Marleen van Bergeijk.
René Poort en Beatrijs Voorneman
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Podcast 10: How can design contribute to system change?

A number of man-made systems function in such a way that natural and social systems break down to the point of no return. Consider the depletion of resources, the dichotomy in society and the rat race in the Western world that leads to mental health problems. Imagination is the basis for fundamental changes that are needed. Designer Beatrijs Voorneman (Reframing Studio) and strategic advisor René Poort (Reclassering Nederland) join Niels Guns to discuss how design can contribute to changing these systems.

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Podcast 9: What is speculative design and how does it contribute to making new worldviews imaginable?

A DIY surgery robot, an artificial womb or a vending machine that gives you the right personalised cocktail for your microbiome. Designers from all over the world engage in speculative design; each in his or her own way. From purely poetic and philosophical to scientific and critical and everything in between. In this podcast, we speak to three designers engaged in making new futures and possibilities imaginable: Frank Kolkman, Merle Bergers and Marleen van Bergeijk.

Niels Guns, Michel Verhaaf & Chloé Rutzerveld
Mieke van Heesewijk & Marjolein Vermeulen
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Podcast 8: How do you scale up and should that always be the goal?

Although the design sector delivers countless fantastic projects, solutions and concepts every year, the conclusion must be that not enough has happened with many of these. Chloé Rutzerveld explains from her experience as a food futurist and curator of the Embassy of Food why she thinks this is the case. Marcel Verhaaf works from SGK Anthem and Packadore Collective for the big players in the food industry and tells more about how you can make an impact with sustainable packaging. Shay Raviv talks about her new research in which she unravels the practice of implementing and maintaining social design projects. Why do some projects get a follow-up and others not? And what tips does she have for designers?

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Podcast 7: How does design contribute to a more resilient society?

To answer that question, we talk to Mieke van Heesewijk of the SIDN Fund. She talks about the HackShield project, which uses storytelling and gamification to increase children’s online resilience. They do this with a game for children in which they turn them into real Junior Cyber Agents. Heroes who not only protect themselves but also their environment from online danger. We also talk to social designer Marjolein Vermeulen about De Nacht Club; a safe place for unsafe subjects. Using the night as a source of inspiration, they organize interventions in public spaces that invite residents and professionals to be more honest, open and daring under the cover of night.

Podcast 6 - Lucas Zoutendijk en Roel Schoenmakers
Podcast 5 - Philippe Rol en Anna Noyons
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Podcast 6: How can design contribute to a better living environment

In this episode we speak with Lucas Zoutendijk (Studio 1:1) about the experiment Blik voor Groen that is part of the Embassy of Mobility in which cars make way for greenery in the streets. What could we do with this newly found space, and how do you decide this together with the residents? We also talk to Roel Schoenmakers (Cascoland) about the Van Deyssel neighborhood in Amsterdam where neighborhood entrepreneurs are links in the chain of formal and informal care in the neighborhood.

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Podcast 5: How does design contribute to more connection?

Design is an important instrument of connection. Connecting with other people and with the world around us sounds rather simple but sometimes turns out to be very difficult in practice. In this episode, we talk to Anna Noyons of (Ink) and Philippe Rol of NulZes about the role of technology, connecting qualitatively, system change and embracing friction.

Podcast 4 - Tabo Goudswaard en Mies Loogman
Podcast 3 - Esther Jongsma en Dries van Wagenberg
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Podcast 4: How does design raise awareness of social issues?

In the fourth episode of De Tekentafel, we talk to Tabo Goudswaard (Embassy of Safety curator and designer) and Mies Loogman (designer). They explore how design contributes to awareness in social issues, and how to translate this into concrete solutions.

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Podcast 3: What are important requirements for a successful collaboration between designers, clients and users, and what is good commissioning?

Together with Esther Jongsma (designer – VANTOT) and Dries van Wagenberg (What if Lab) we try to find out which aspects are of vital importance for a successful project. What are the important issues in such a collaborative process and what does good commissioning look like? Please note, this podcast is in Dutch.

Podcast 2 - Jop Japenga en Karla Niggebrugge
Podcast 1 - Anne Ligtenberg en Pascal Leboucq
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Podcast 2: In design projects, the outcome is still totally unknown in the initial phase. Why is this so important and necessary?

We talk to Karla Niggebrugge (Policy Officer Water – Province of Noord-Brabant) and Jop Japenga (Designer – Afdeling Buitenlandse Zaken) about the field of tension between designers and clients. Clients often expect concrete solutions upfront, while designers cannot and do not want to answer this question in advance. Please note, this podcast is in Dutch.

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Podcast 1: What is the power of storytelling and imagination?

To explore this question, we talk to Pascal Leboucq (designer and storyteller), Anne Ligtenberg (designer) and José Sanders (Professor of Narrative Communication – Radboud University Nijmegen). Please note, this podcast is in Dutch. Please note, this podcast is in Dutch.

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