Dutch Design Week 2020

17-10-20 09:00 - 25-10-20 23:59
Online & various studios in Eindhoven

The Dutch Design Week Eindhoven is taking place this year from 17 to 25 October. Because of COVID-19 regulations, the festival will be held partly online and partly through live studio exhibitions. More information on the practicalities of the festival can be found on their website.

In the coming weeks, keep an eye on this page as we will update the programme and the part Waag will take in the festival this year! Check out what we did at Dutch Design Week in 2019, 2018 and 2017. The theme for Dutch Design Week 2020 will be The New Intimacy.

The New Intimacy

The Covid-19 pandemic has accentuated the urgency of major social challenges we have been aware of for quite some time, such as climate change, inequality and poverty. This has compelled us to find ways to relate differently towards each other, the world around us, our stuff, our health, our data and our government at an accelerated pace. Our scope has become smaller and more intimate, while the connection with others is further removed than ever before.

The search for a new equilibrium has commenced. A balance in which important values such as intimacy and affection are not to be lost. A challenge that requires knowledge, imaginative power and inventiveness from designers. Deploying optimism and creativity, they come up with new concepts that inspire, conceive wonderment and incite action. Designers show us how we can relate to each other and the world in this new reality.

Apply for DDW 2020

There will be an extensive online programme with virtual exhibitions by designers around the world, live streams, video content, DDW talks, virtual parties and more. All approved participants will be part of the online programme and will have designated digital space at their disposal, where they can lay out a virtual 3D exhibition. For the 'live' component, there are a limited number of bricks-and-mortar venues that the organisation will coordinate in consultation with the design community. Apply for DDW20 before the 1st of September!