More than a few things to do at DDW

This year’s edition of Dutch Design Week (DDW) is almost upon us. This massive design event themed “If not us, then who” is planned for 20 – 28 October.

It will, once again, be jam-packed with activities, shows, and exhibitions. These will be 2.600 designers, 110 locations and 400 events, not to mention food, drinks, and music. Here is a taste of what there is to do.

Coded Dinner

This event is described as a food experience filled with unexpected twists. This year, Plan-B’s basement, in Hurksestraat, promises to be the setting for a mindblowing food project. It is to be transformed into a space full of surprising elements and flavours when it comes to food and drinks.

This event will allow you to experience taste in an inventive and creative manner. Diners will have to unlock each new course through clever collaboration with your team. Lunch will be served every day from 12:30-13:30 and dinner from 19:00 to 22:00. Tickets cost EUR100 pp for lunch and EUR150 pp for dinner. This price includes selected wines, beer, and water. If you are interested, you need to make a reservation.

Augmented Nature

Then, there’s the Augmented Nature free exhibition, presented by abnormal in Hall 2 in the Klokgebouw.

This exhibition is a graduate project by designers and engineers at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

With a combined interest in finding an alternative to human-centered design, the exhibitors propose an animal-centered design approach. In this approach, success is measured in biodiversity and humans agree that they are part of the animal kingdom.


And, although not officially affiliated with DDW, Social Eindhoven is organising a walk through the town during DDW on Saturday, 27 October. The idea is to explore some of DDW’s hotspots. People can meet at the Central Station, and it will be a three-hour walk, from 14:00 to 17:00.

These are just a taste of what is on offer at DDW 2018. Please visit their website for more information, ticket prices, and the complete programme.

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