Dutch Design Week 2023

Dutch Design Week 2023

Dutch Design Week

From 21 to 29 October 2023, the Dutch Design Week is taking place in Eindhoven: the largest design event in Northern Europe. The works and concepts of over 2000 designers are presented to about 350.000 visitors from the Netherlands and abroad.

Class of 23

A total of nine students of the schools HKU Media, HKU Design and HKU Creative Transformation will be exposing in the Klokgebouw building in Eindhoven, during the expo called Class of 23. In this group exhibition, both Dutch and international academies present a selection of graduation projects from in disciplines. The theme of the HKU expo is ‘Subjects of Change. Embracing Transformation in a Dynamic World’. The expo invites visitors to think about the impact of change on individuals, communities and society as a whole.

Class of 23:


Along with the expo Class of 23, the Dutch Design Week will also be attended by professor Walter van Andel and associate professor Veerle Spronck, from the HKU professorship 'Value(s)-based entrepreneurship in and by the Arts. Here they will host the Innovation labs, which are programmes aimed on knowledge development by and for the cultural and creative sector.

Superhero of designzero?

The Dutch Design Week will also host the release ceremony of the Dutch book ‘Superhero of designzero?’, about the pioneering work of the social designer in healthcare, written by costume designer, researcher and teacher Joost van Wijmen and researcher Lieke de Kock. This publication is a reflection on a social design project in the elderly care.

The book is published by HKU Press. Since 2013 Joost van Wijmen is developing the practice-oriented research project ENCOUNTER, on behalf of the HKU professorship Performative Creative Processes, about the impact of a bodily change on personal identity and the mutual relations between people.

Tickets and more

For more information about the programme and buying tickets for the Dutch Design Week, go to www.ddw.nl. Would you like to learn more about HKU on DDW? More info is available on this page.