Every year in October, the Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The DDW is the largest design event in Northern Europe, where more than 2,600 designers from all over the globe come to present their work and ideas.
This year, from the 21st until the 29th of October, the University of Twente will take part in exhibitions, debates, workshops, and more. The University will be represented in the Dutch Design Week as part of 4TU Design United.
Design United is an initiative by the 4TU of the Netherlands. The 4TU stands for the four technical universities: TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, University of Twente, and Wageningen University & Research. These four technical universities work closely together, and Design United specifically operates at the intersection of advanced scientific research, fast-moving emerging technologies, and the shifting needs and dreams of future societies. Read more about Design United and their research below.
Dutch Design Week is an exciting event for the 4TU community. It is a great opportunity for students, student teams and researchers to showcase their (design) research projects to a varied audience from all over the world. Have you been waiting for the perfect moment to join? Now is the time; the call for entries is open! You will register your project through Design United, where you will represent the University of Twente. The registration opens on the 1st of May and the final deadline for registration is on the 30th of June 2023.
DESIGN UNITED PROGRAMME NARRATIVES
Every year, the DDW sets an overarching narrative for the entire week's programme. Participants are expected to build upon that theme and show their interpretations through their design projects. 4TU Design United has done exactly that, and they have a list of narratives that your design project could fit under. The list is as follows:
- Politics of Design
- More than Human
- Disentangling AI, Design & Society
- Making Matters
- Climate Futures Now