20 - 29 October 2017
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

IT'S MY WORLD

IT'S MY WORLD

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IT'S OUR WORLD

IT'S OUR WORLD

IT'S YOUR WORLD

IT'S YOUR WORLD

20 - 29 October 2017
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Welcome World.

This year Dutch Design Foundation and Design City Eindhoven launch the World Design Event (WDE). The first in a series of international design events to be held every four years, WDE is a platform for future makers from all over the world.

We want to share knowledge and learn from others. During the first World Design Event, therefore, we invite designers from all over the world to come and shape the future together. 

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Booster conference

It’s Your World Design Conference: an inspiring international conference on the eve of DDW and WDE.

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Embassies

Eight creative embassies facilitate the sharing of ideas, new visions and designs for the city of the future in various domains such as healthcare, climate change, intimacy, big data, robotization, mobility, energy, urban development and food.

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People’s pavilion

A temporary structure, built with help of locals using materials borrowed from the neighbourhood. Beating heart of WDE and a forum for the views of the world.

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Lab square

WDE lets residents, visitors and designers explore opportunities and experiment at various test sites around the city.

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Call for proposals

Contribute, collaborate or participate? Send in your proposal on one of the Embassy themes. First read more info on the calls? Check out this page.

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News

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