In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2600 designers to more than 335,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than hundred locations across the city, DDW organises and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.
This year ArtEZ Future Makers be present at the Dutch Design Week on two different occasions:
- As part of the exhibition ‘Work in Progress: Applied Design Research as Catalyst of Change’
- As part of the Design Research and Innovation Festival ’18 (DRIVE festival).
Work in Progress: Applied Design Research as Catalyst of Change
This exhibition is organized by NADR, the Network of Applied Design Research. NADR is a joint initiative of Dutch design related research groups, from various universities of applied sciences. NADR connects lecturers for whom design is a central theme. Design lecturers combine their strengths in NADR, working to increase the quality and visibility of applied design research. At the Work in Progress exhibition Design professorships from Dutch colleges and partners show their most innovative research projects. Future Makers will present two of their projects; The Future of Living Materials and Smart Wearables Soft Skin.
You can visit the exhibition from October 20th until October 28th at the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven.
Design Research and Innovation Festival ’18
On Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th of October, DRIVE will take over the Natlab in Eindhoven. DRIVE will serve state-of-the-art research and innovations, developments and designs that will give a glimpse of the possible future.
On Thursday the 25th of October from 10.00 – 11.00 ArtEZ Future Makers will present the project ‘The Future of Living Materials’ at DRIVE. Besides an introduction to this research project there will also be several short contributions by researchers and designers such as Nishant Shah (ArtEZ University of the Arts), Kim Poldner (Wageningen University and Research), Laura Luchtman and Ilfa Siebenhaar and Emma van der Leest.