All around us we see actions that explore and create the conditions for resident and migrant communities to co-exist. Residents are working together with migrant families, expat workers, asylum seekers and international students to create new platforms of co-production, co-living and co-learning.

Located in the center of Eindhoven, De Huiskamer is a center for information, guidance, education and culture for newcomers in the city. During Dutch Design Week it hosts projects, activities, a restaurant and a shop with the theme of making a second chance. Three distinctive creative projects (visual, textile and photo-stories) demonstrate how they are working together with local designers in different ways. In addition, Refu-bikes presents a future of creating special bicycles from scrap parts. Uit de Buurtfabriek is showing the furniture making course they co-design for their new volunteers. And Buro Kato is sharing their participatory approach to integration within neighbourhoods in Eindhoven.

A large part of VREEMDLAND is about learning from each other, and we are proud to cooperate with many inspiring groups. The Hans Sauer Stiftung (Munich) is joining us with their experienced social innovation network, and together are presenting the projects werkraum, Home not Shelter! and Paths of Integration. De Voorkamer (Utrecht) is making a special appearance to share their experiences of creating a self-built meeting space for locals and newcomers in the city of Utrecht. And The Welcome Tent (UK) is with us throughout DDW to gather and share Recipes of Hope.

Have a healthy lunch at De Huiskamer during DDW. Come to one of our melting pot dinners for a unique social experience, and join our cultural evening programmes to celebrate the richness of cultural diversity with music, dance, stories and film. And while you’re here, why not visit our shop to see products (designs, prints, textile work and furniture) made by the participants as well as our selection of related literature.

Het Jongerenhuis Het Jongerenhuis Website
Uit de Buurtfabriek Uit de Buurtfabriek Website
Refu-Bikes Refu-Bikes Website
De Voorkamer De Voorkamer Website
Hans Sauer Stiftung Hans Sauer Stiftung Website
The Welcome Tent The Welcome Tent Website
Buro Kato Buro Kato Website


De Huiskamer
Lichtstraat 376
5611XH Eindhoven

Map No. 54

Central Area

Accessible for disabled, Toilets, Open after 18.00 hours

Opening hours

Sat 21 Oct 11:00 - 22:00
Sun 22 Oct 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 23 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Tue 24 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 25 Oct 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 26 Oct 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 27 Oct 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 28 Oct 11:00 - 22:00
Sun 29 Oct 11:00 - 18:00


Curator: Bron van Doen
Exhibition design: Uit de Buurtfabriek
Graphic: Bron van Doen, Laxmi Hussain
Photography: Bron van Doen, Hans Sauer Stiftung, Pim van der Mijl, Saeed Alrefai
Sponsors: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Organized by Bron van Doen, Het Jongerenhuis

Bron van Doen is a co-design studio in Eindhoven developing projects that embody social, cultural and economic values. This project is a collaboration with Stichting Het Jongerenhuis, a housing project in Eindhoven intended for refugees and Dutch students. This project will take place at De Huiskamer (organized by Het Jongerenhuis), a meeting place for information, guidance, education and culture, hosting daily lunches, activities and courses.

Together with our network of international partners, we are participating in this year’s DDW to share inspiring practices of residents and migrants working together, as well as explore the future of De Huiskamer becoming a social lab for locals and newcomers in Eindhoven.