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Embassy of Health at Dutch Design Week 2021

16-10-21 09:00 - 24-10-21 23:59
Klokgebouw, Eindhoven

The Chronic Health exposition by Embassy of Health is returning to Dutch Design Week! This year, Waag has a double attendance at DDW: both within Come and get your future and with the Embassy of Health collaboration. Visit Waag at the Klokgebouw between October 16th and 24th! 

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Chronic Health: Vital changes for a caring society

In order to realise the changes that we need to stay healthy, we have to join forces. This is what the exhibition Chronic Health – vital changes for a caring society in the Embassy of Health at Dutch Design Week is all about. This exhibition shows that the transition to ‘chronic health’ is a matter of new coalitions working together. Designers can be the catalyst for this. The exhibition shows some inspiring examples of unexpected collaborations and their results.

As one of the partners in Embassy of Health, Waag is showing its project Hollandse Luchten in the Chronic Health exposition. For multiple years now, this citizen science project has been running in the province of Noord-Holland, for example in the surroundings of the Tata Steel factory. Citizens measure air quality by themselves, with low-cost sensors and training in interpreting the data. This empowers them to have informed conversations with governments and big companies, with regards to their own health and environment. Read more on Hollandse Luchten

Embassy of Health - conference

Date: Friday 22 October 2021
Time: 14:00-16:00 hrs, drinks and networking until 17:30 hrs
Free registration: via Embassy of Health

Is it possible to 'make' society healthy, and what are the roles of technology and design in this? During the Embassy of Health conference on Friday 22 October, two panels will engage in a debate. In the first hour, Sabine Wildevuur (Design Lab UTwente), Frank Kolkman (speculative designer) and Waag's director Marleen Stikker talk about the role of artificial intelligence in healthcare. How can we design a desired future and what are the stakes of AI in this? In the second hour, debate is about the role of the landscape in a healthy life. And how can designers contribute to a healthy landscape? After the conference, networking and drinks will follow. Join us!

About Embassy of Health

The Embassy of Health is a platform that explores new approaches to challenges in health. In addition, we encourage creative and disruptive thinking and work together with artists and designers. This way, we support citizens, patients, healthcare professionals and policy makers in their role of understanding and fulfilling the possibilities of design for the future of healthcare. The embassy is an open platform for participation in healthcare, and encourages cross-over collaborations in healthcare. The Embassy of Health is a unique partnership between Philips Experience Design, Maxima MC, DesignLab University of Twente, Health~Holland, Health Hub Utrecht, AMS-IX, Waag, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie and Dutch Design Foundation.