HKU on the Dutch Design Week 2023

  • 04 oktober 2023
Each year in October, the city of Eindhoven is hosting the nine-day event Dutch Design Week. It’s the biggest design event in Northern Europe, and HKU is always well represented.
HKU on the Dutch Design Week 2023

At Dutch Design Week, all disciplines All disciplines in the field of design are covered, both in artistic design and practical applications. The emphasis lies on experimenting, innovation and cross-overs. There’s always special attention for the works and the stimulation of young talents. In this respect, HKU is always well represented.

Class of 23

During DDW, a total of nine recently graduated designers from HKU expose their work in the showcase Class of 23. In this group exhibition, both Dutch and international academies present a selection of graduation projects in various disciplines. The theme of the HKU expo is called ‘Subjects of Change. Embracing Transformation in a Dynamic World’.

Design Perron, Manifestations, Isola Design & Messmerizing
Next to the Class of 23, you can also see the works of our alumni in the expositions of Design Perron, Manifestations, Isola Design and Messmerizing.

Innovation Labs
From the HKU professorship ‘Value(s) Based Entrepreneurship through the Arts', HKU professor Walter van Andel and associate professor Veerle Spronck are present with their Innovation Labs. Innovation Labs is a programme focused on knowledge development in and by the cultural and creative sector. Visit their collaborative exhibition at Innovationlabs #1: The living archive in the Klokgebouw.

Dutch book presentation: Superhero of designzero?
Furthermore, the book Superhero of designzero? will be officially launched, about the pioneering work of the social designer in the healthcare sector. The book is written by Joost van Wijmen, custome designer, and HKU researcher/lecturer Lieke de Kock. The publication is a reflection on a social design project in the elderly care, and issued by HKU Press.

More info about the presence of HKU at the Dutch Design Week can be found here