Dutch Design Week

Ott 31, 2022 | News

During October 21st -29th Dutch Design Week took place in Eindhoven ( a city north of the Brabant region of the Netherlands).  It is one of Europe’s largest design events involving over 2,500 designers and 350,000 international, local, and regional visitors. Throughout the week, Dutch Design Week organises and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates, and festivities; Lots of events everyone can be involved with!

During Dutch Design Week, visitors were amazed by the various disciplines and aspect designs that were displayed, exploring the innovative experimentations and nuances of the designers. Each year, DDW has a theme, this year was called ‘Get Set’; the idea of shifting the designer’s mentality from preparation to action. The focus of this theme was a response to the challenges the world is currently facing, and the role designers play in this process. Particularly how they can take action and think of innovative ways of dealing with these challenges, particularly the economic and environmental crises and challenges ahead.

‘’You can explain Get Set in many ways. Of course, we must get set for the challenges we’re facing, but we must also get our setting right. We must forge smart coalitions and work together on the missions and the challenges we’re facing. Be prepared and recognize what is going on. Feel involved. But the most important message is that people must get activated. Doing nothing is not an option anymore. We have to act now. And not everything will work out the way we plan or hope, but I don’t think that’s a problem at all. The only mistake we can make is just not to get started. So get set!’’ 

Miriam van der Lubbe, Creative Head of Dutch Design Week 2022

The Dutch Design week ’22 ambassadors were Marjan van Aubel and Fromafantasma – these 3 ambassadors will represent the most contemporary and urgent voices in today’s design world and that of the future.

One of the highlights of the week was from the ambassador Marjan van Aubel Studio who is an award-winning female solar designer. She displayed her ‘Sunne solar lights’’ through a mesmerising installation that changed through the different cycles of the day (sunrise to sunset).

Visit the wallpaper’s website to see more highlights of Dutch Design Week (2022).

The DigiKommune Project:

The DigiKommune project is an Erasmus+ funded initiative that aims to provide female artists and creatives with the necessary digital skills to adapt to a post-Covid-19 world.

The aim of the project is to tackle the challenges Female artists, creatives, and designers face through DigiKommune Digital training. This online training aims to equip female artists and creatives (an underrepresented and marginalised group within the cultural and creative industry) with the necessary digital skills to take their artwork online.

This free and accessible training will not only support artists and cultural professionals but also aims to make their artwork more accessible by ensuring they have the skills to take their artwork online. As industries are becoming more digitalised through various technologies, and media, it is important to capitalise on this change and make artwork digitally accessible. This is crucial for ensuring that the arts and creative industries recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, and to also support and empower female creatives and artists.

To register your interest in future/upcoming training, please complete this short form: https://forms.gle/7zZcPwy3SVqgb87G7

For more information about the project: https://digikommune.eu/