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Every year, DDW appoints parties from the design field as advocates of design in general and especially for the week. According to the organisation behind Dutch Design Week (DDW), this year's ambassadors Ravi Naidoo (Design Indaba), Laurens van den Acker (Renault), and Wendy Plomp (Dutch Invertuals) form a balanced and wide reflection of design in 2018.

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Sneak peek into the Art and Collectables Route

22 Oct, 2018
Artistic Expressions Partner
From Plan B to Sectie-C, our Art & Collectables Route examines how the borders between design and art are blurring.
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Daily Design Area Recap: STRIJP T+R

22 Oct, 2018
Eindhoven Dutch Design Week
Day two of DDW! Did you know that the festival consists of eight design areas? Every day, we take you to a different area and share exhibitions, experiences and stories. Today, we meet and mingle with the designers of Strijp-T and Strijp-R.
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Mayor of Eindhoven undercover as Renault Design Ride driver

22 Oct, 2018
Expert Tips Eindhoven Dutch Design Week
The mayor of Eindhoven, John Jorritsma, went undercover in a Renault Design Ride outfit to drive visitors to various DDW locations.
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Sneak peek into the Future Living Route

22 Oct, 2018
Dutch Design Week
From the Innovation Powerhouse to Robot Love at the Campina Area, the Future Living Route captures how technology is helping shape our world into a better, healthier and maybe even more social place – but also how we are shaped by technology.
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Daily Design Area Recap: STRIJP-S

21 Oct, 2018
Eindhoven Dutch Design Week
Woohoo! Dutch Design Week 2018 has started! DDW consists of eight design areas, each with its own character. Every day we take you to a different area and share tips. Today: the beating heart of the festival, Strijp-S.
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Ambassador Ravi Naidoo | Advocate of creativity for a better world

18 Oct, 2018
Ambassadors Dutch Design Week
Ravi Naidoo is internationally renowned for the many ways in which he success-fully connects creativity and activism with social issues.
DDW Music Festival
Jump into our city’s nightlife with DDW Music Festival, and be surprised by 90 innovative, (inter)national acts at various locations throughout the city.
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Navigate your way through the wonders of the Dutch Design Week by following one of the many routes.

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Digital Route

20 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Digital Route investigates the boundaries of the digital and physical world through design. The route gives you an inside view on what’s happening at the sharp edge of creativity, technology and digitalisation.
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New Materials Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The New Materials Route showcases how designers are not only creating new products, but also the materials they are made from. You’ll see investigations into topics including circularity, bio materials, new aesthetics and material research and applications.
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Social Design Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Social Design Route investigates how designers can strengthen our social fabric, raise awareness for social issues, help create an inclusive society and promote new cultural behaviour.
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Bio Design Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Bio Design Route gets you up to speed on the rapidly-developing field of Bio Design. Discover the difference between designing with nature and designing new nature.
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Makers & Craft Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Makers & Craft Route links design and hands-on creation. The route takes you right to the heart of the Eindhoven makers scene, showcasing new forms of techno craft as well as the best craft and design.
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Future Living Route

07 Oct, 2018
DDW Tracks
The Future Living Route captures how technology is helping shape our world into a better, healthier and maybe even more social place – but also how we are shaped by technology.
DDW Food & Drinks
DDW presents a selection of food and drink hotspots not to be missed. Whether you’re looking for a pit-stop between visiting design areas or to power up for DDW Music Festival.
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