Key note speakers at Dutch Design Week

The annual award show for the Dutch Design Awards on Saturday 18 October will be interspersed with lectures from Richard van der Laken (What Design Can Do) and Daisy Ginsberg (Bio Design). The presentation will be in the capable hands of Dagan Cohen and the official opening will be performed by Jet Bussemaker, Minister of Education, Culture and Science.

Design will also be discussed in other places and at other times during the week at various seminars and conferences.

Sunday 19 October: speakers from agencies such as Freshheads, Mirabeau, Rhinofly and Tam Tam make an appearance in the Klokgebouw, where they provide insight into the state of affairs surrounding the Digital Design theme.

Monday 20 October: under the banner Redesigning Politics Now, initiator and Eindhoven mayor Van Gijzel, Jurgen Bey (director of the Sandberg Institute) and Caroline Hummels Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) discuss the redesign of the political system in the Natlab.

Monday 20 October: Night of the PROUD Proms – special meeting about co-design and design thinking in the Klokgebouw. Under the auspices of trend watcher Farid Tabarki, with professor Rachel Cooper (ImaginationLancaster, European Academy of Design) and industrial designer Adam Reineck (IDEO).

Monday 20 to Saturday 25 October: Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) and student radio Emma organise daily Brunch Talks from the Eindhoven city centre.

Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 October: Design Research & Innovation Festival offers the Natlab stage to research and innovation in design, with a symposium on the theme ‘Business innovation in the creative industry’. On Thursday, the programme CRISP ‘Design research for well-being’, with Timo de Rijk, amongst others.

Wednesday 22 and Friday 24 October: Debatlab experiments with a new debate format in café de Oude Rechtbank: Why is no one else covering this. Speakers include Mike Thompson and Sander Hermsen.

Saturday 25 October: social design with presentations and interviews by Alice Rawsthorn, Daan Roosegaarde, Joep van Lieshout, Christien Meindertsma and others. Hosted by Anne van der Zwaag, who will also present her new book Looks Good Feels Good Is Good. How Social Design changes our world.

Source: Dutch Design Week
18 – 26 October 2014, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Twitter: @dutchdesignweek, #DDW14

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