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Future Makers 2019 is an event where researchers, creative professionals and entrepreneurs meet based on the shared vision that research with creative methodologies leads to new insights, provocative questions and radical ideas with regard to urgent societal challenges.



14.00 – 14.15  

Opening words by Nishant Shah (Dean Graduate School ArtEZ)

14.20 – 14.50


Keynote presentation by Ivan Henriques


14.50 – 15.00


Reflection by Dr. Jeroen van den Eijnde

(Professor Product Design and Interior Architecture)

15.00 – 15.25


Presentation Designing for Precarious Citizens by interactive artist  and designer Klasien van de Zandschulp


15.25 – 15.45




15.45 – 16.10


Presentation Emotional Durable Design by Dr. Danielle Bruggeman (Professor Fashion)
16.10 – 16.35


Presentation The Future of Living Materials by designer and researcher Tjeerd Veenhoven
16.35 – 17.00


Reaction and reflection by a.o. Alice Tremlow



17.00 – 18.00



Keynote Ivan Henriques
We are very happy that artist and researcher Ivan Henriques (Brazil) will provide the keynote lecture. He explores the relationship between nature and technology through new forms of communication between people and other living organisms. For Henriques, nature is an inspiration and a necessary factor in the development of the technological world.

Projects Future Makers
In addition, Future Makers presents three of its own projects in the field of new materials and circular creative processes in fashion and design: The Future of Living Materials, Emotional Durable Design and Designing for Precarious Citizens. These projects show how we try to contribute to more sustainable value chains in the field of fashion, textile and design through design-driven research. More information about these projects can be found on our website.

We hereby invite you to engage in a conversation with us and with the other speakers, and of course with the other attending researchers, designers and entrepreneurs.

We hope to welcome you on June 6th!

You can now register via this link

Future Makers 2019 is organized in the context of NL Next Fashion & Textiles and is powered by ClickNL.
This programme is supported by NWA