Creative Embassies during Dutch Design Week

Creative Embassies during Dutch Design Week

Design City Eindhoven is the home of Dutch Design Week (DDW), northern Europe’s leading design event, which in 2017 attracted more than 300,000 visitors. Organized by the Dutch Design Foundation (DDF), DDW occupies a unique position internationally, because it deals more with what the future might bring than what the present holds. DDW looks to the future and the ways that designers are studying and shaping that future.

With WDE, DDW takes a new step in the internationalization of the platform. The Netherlands does not operate in isolation from the world, and the issues faced by society are similar everywhere. So there are plenty of reasons to work together, share expertise and learn from kindred spirits, creative thinkers and doers from other parts of the world. The World Design Event invites designers from all over the world to come and shape the future together.


World Design Event – Creative Embassies

Creative Embassies are a community of international creative thinkers and doers, urban innovators, business communities, entrepreneurs, educational institutions and government bodies tackle future challenges faced by cities and their inhabitants. This year’s Creative Embassies zoom in on six topics: circularity, health, mobility, food, water and urban transformation.

The 2018 Creative Embassies stem from last year’s first World Design Event. In the same way national embassies create connections between countries, these Creative Embassies facilitate connections between themes, challenges and visions on a myriad of topics. But more importantly, they help X connect to a design agenda. These connections will be made through encounters, presentations, lectures, debates, co-creation sessions and exhibitions. Each domain-specific Creative Embassy forms a hub where all lines converge on a particular topic.


About Dutch Design Foundation

Dutch Design Foundation (DDF) the driving force behind Dutch Design Week and World Design Event, believes in the positive power of design in shaping tomorrow’s world. And that is the guiding principle behind DDW. For one whole week, DDW shows how Dutch designers look ahead, shape new ideas, and help to make future scenarios tangible.