DDW to work more with foreign design schools

DDW19, Biobased building, Strijp-S, Melinda Walraven
DDW19's biobase in Strijp-S. Photo credit: Melinda Walraven

The Dutch Design Week (DDW) has said the organisation would be working more closely with foreign universities and design schools in the coming years.

There is already cooperation with several foreign schools, such as a design school in London. This will, however, be further expanded and strengthened in the coming years.

“They can be design schools and universities from all over the world from all continents. We are more likely to ‘scout’ abroad for this purpose. What are the relevant social themes and how do design schools and universities respond to them?”, says Edwin Schenk on behalf of DDW.

Must fit in with DDW’s DNA

The search abroad should ultimately result in the work of, as yet unknown, talented designers being shown during the DDW in the coming years. Work with a social impact that “fits in with the DNA of the DDW”.

There has already been an increase in the number of foreign exhibitors in recent years during the DDW. These come not only from international programmes but also from the technical universities in Eindhoven, Enschede, Wageningen, and Delft.

Source: Studio040

Translated by Chaitali Sengupta, who gives Inburgering classes. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/OnpointCC/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Editor: Melinda Walraven


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