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.
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