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Embassy of Urban Transformation: The Exhibition

All week in The Student Hotel by World Design Event

What does the future of the city look like? A question that may not appeal to all of us, but does concern all of us. Service Design Bureau Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken will present the 'Embassy of Urban Transformation' at The Student Hotel, next to the central station in Eindhoven.

The Embassy of Urban Transformation represents the city of the future and will host talks, workshops and an interactive exhibition about urban transformations in the Netherlands with human-centered examples that contribute to an inspiring, flexible, self-sufficient, mobile or caring city. Practical tools are offered and stimulating questions are asked that challenge locals and visitors as well as policy makers (and everything in between) to think about the city and her state of flux. The embassy paints a picture of the possibilities for the city in the future (which has already started yesterday) and makes it clear that we are in fact all 'designers'. Urban transformation does not just 'happen' and constantly asks for new solutions by the changing society. The Embassy of Urban Transformation brings together stakeholders to encourage (new) initiatives on the spot.

Will you be there?

De Ruimte Ontwerpers / Drawing the Times - a platform of graphic Journalism

Drawn reportages that visualize processes and developments in our ever changing city. Drawing as way to reconnect.

GOUDasfalt: building the city together

Locals transform abandoned industrial park into a creative hub.

Wouter Corvers - A HOUSE IN ONE MONTH

Can a 2.05m tall person live together with a 1.70 m tall person? To research this question Wouter Corvers decided to built his own house.

Superuse studios - Afrikaandermarkt Grondstoffen Station

The Afrikaandermarket Resource Station facilitates recycling and upcycling of market waste.

De Verkeersonderneming x AKKA architects - Mobility Happiness

Mobility Happiness aims to increase the contribution of people’s mobility to their quality of life.

Gemeente Amsterdam - De OV coach

Making Mobility inclusive by organising help together with 9 partners.

Pink Pony Express / Cascoland / Enki energy / Amsterdam Energie - Gascoland BroodVergister

Old bread becomes biogas for new bread.

Stedin / Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken - Energy Transformation Explained

Explaining the complex future of our energy system.

Thuismakers collectief - Het Wachterlied Paviljoen: Het buurthuis van de 21ste eeuw.

Creating a home for everyone in the neighbourhood.

Anne van Abkoude en Marc Andrews - ANWB praatpaal: a second life

A Second life for the ANWB emergency post: Help and guidance for dementing people.

Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken

The 'Embassy of Urban Transformation' is produced, curated and designed this year by Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken and hosted by The Student Hotel. The content of the exhibition have been put together in collaboration with Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Atelier Rijksbouwmeester and Dutch Design Foundation.

The workshops and tours are hosted by Make Design Work, the training label of Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken with the mission to teach innovation departments in the Netherlands to learn how to achieve more successful projects. 

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