Exhibition organized by MU
What if people would share their political power with non-human things?

Parliament of Things
What if people would share their political power with non-human subjects? What if animals, plants, things and technologies would be able to represent their own interests?

Welcome to the Anthropocene: for the first time in the history of the planet one species (mankind) has become a driving force of development of the earth’s climate and atmosphere. In this new age, man faces the challenge of climate change, a hyper-problem so vast and profound that we can hardly grasp its dimensions. For this reason, Thijs Middeldorp and Joost Janmaat (Partizan Publik) have convened the Parliament of Things: an upgrade for our thinking, a new step for our imagination and new ways to discuss man and nature.

Visit the Parliament of Things: a place of dialogue between animals, plants, things and people, a place of conflicting interests and evolving ideas for the future.


22-10, 15.00
Drinks, talks and interviews.

Tree Talks
22, 23, 26, 29 & 30-10, 13.00 - 15.00
A conversation with 7.000 beech trees, led by Joost Janmaat & Thijs Middeldorp.

Create Out Loud #6
28-10, 18.00
A talkshow presented by Isolde Hallensleben. Guests a.o. Joost Janmaat & Thijs Middendorp, Lotte van den Berg, Eva Meijer and Fien Veldman.

Building Conversation/Parliament of Things
28-10, 20.00 - 23.00
You’re invited to participate in the Parliament of Things and speak from the perspective of things. Guided by Lotte van den Berg & Daan ’t Sas in collaboration with Partizan Publik. RSVP: join@buildingconversation.nl / More information...

Thijs Middeldorp & Joost Janmaat Website


Leidingsstraat 30
5617AJ Eindhoven

Map No. 13
Strijp Area

Opening hours

Sat 22 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 23 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Mon 24 Oct 12:00 - 18:00
Tue 25 Oct 12:00 - 18:00
Wed 26 Oct 12:00 - 18:00
Thu 27 Oct 12:00 - 18:00
Fri 28 Oct 12:00 - 18:00
Sat 29 Oct 11:00 - 18:00
Sun 30 Oct 11:00 - 18:00

Other activities

Opening - Opening with drinks & talks
Sun 23 Oct 15:00 - 17:00

Organized by MU

During this year’s Dutch Design Week, MU is a hotspot in itself. We open our doors from the early morning until late at night for anyone, amateur or professional, to make their own explorations in MU.

PROGRAM View the complete program online or download the PDF.

EXHIBITION For Play, Shaping Sexuality
Do try this at home! For Play, Shaping Sexuality collects mostly new works related to this titillating theme by approximately 30 designers and artists. For Play playfully explores the contemporary culture of eroticism, gratification, lust and desire. Including Guilty Landscapes IV by Dries Verhoeven.

Isolde Hallensleben will take her guests and the audience on a trip along the most surprising, topical, funny as well as serious DDW highlights. Conducted in English.

EXHIBITION Parliament of Things
In the MU containers at Plug-In-City, The Parliament of Things will have ample space to advocate the emancipation of animals and objects.

Motta Art Book pops-up at MU. Open every day!

BREAKFAST TALKS Stimuleringsfonds@DDW16
Creative Industries Fund NL is organizing five morning sessions in association with MU about topical themes across the whole breadth of the creative industries.

Email: misha@mu.nl
Website: http://www.mu.nl
Telephone: +31402961663