The annual fixture of Dutch Design Week (DDW) is set to look rather different in the year of corona. The usual 350,000 visitors to Eindhoven are being redirected to a digital version of the event which includes Design United – a collaboration of the Netherlands’ four technical universities (4TU) active in design research.
Up Close and Personal
The team at Design United have embraced the digital format, by getting Up Close and Personal. Up Close in the sense of offering a privileged, zoomed-in view of 33 specially-selected design research projects (something which is not always possible in the crowds of Eindhoven). Personal in the sense of design as a purpose-driven discipline.
Five societal themes
The resulting event consists of five big societal themes, tackled via five livestreamed talk, which will take place every weekday afternoon from 13:00 -14:00. Hosted by Isolde Hallensleben, the daily shows feature up-andcoming design researchers from the Technical Universities of Delft, Eindhoven, Twente and Wageningen University & Research, as well as subject experts. From the comfort of your own home, you can expect a ring-side view of lively discussions, fuelled by intriguing designs. The public will also be able to browse all 33 design research projects via an online magazine and have your say via our daily online polls.
- Hybrids – Monday 19 October, 13:00–14:00
- Eco-Logica – Tuesday 20 October, 13:00–14:00
- Living Matter(s) – Wednesday 21 October, 13:00-14:00
- Silent Power – Thursday 22 October, 13:00–14:00
- Crisis! – Friday 23 October, 13:00–14:00
For more information, go to: https://2020.design-united.nl/