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The Arena

All week at Melkfabriek | Campina

The Arena is an essential component of the Design Academy Eindhoven’s 2019 Graduation Show, focusing our attention through presentations, performances, film screenings and debates, that explore the context and possible implications of the work on show.

The Design Academy Eindhoven’s Graduation Show goes beyond just being an exhibition of objects and installations. In addition to 62 Masters' and 120 Bachelors’ Graduation Projects which will be exhibited in Campina, there will be 9 full days of programming at The Arena.

The Arena hosts performances, film screenings, presentations and debates staged by graduates, alongside prominent professionals from the field and extended DAE community. This year, visitors can expect debates around artificial intelligence, design aesthetics, social identities and public space, with graduate performances from future cities, to conspiracy theories.

A shift in focus within design today puts an importance on framing discourse. Stemming from the excellence of our graduates’ work, The Arena is our in-house permanent platform for graduate work, debate and discussion, addressing aspects of design practice that underpin or transcend the object, and themes that connect them.

Design Academy Eindhoven

Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) is one of the world’s leading design schools. The academy trains designers that proceed to make their mark on the future and has done so for over 70 years. It is recognised for its forward-thinking and renowned professors and alumni, who have made great advances in the design field.