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Monday 24 - 28 October 2022
Design Research Programme TRANSITIONS in Microlab

During the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Design United will present a full 5-day programme of workshops and interactive sessions to fuel the debate around Design Research within 5 contemporary themes of Transitions.


The Dutch design research community has to continually deal with the ever-changing relationships between technology, society, and our planet. Given these changes, design research is in a continuous state of transition. 

These transitions impact the things we create and investigate, the questions we ask, and the tools and methods we develop and use. Technological developments in Artificial Intelligence and Bio-engineering trigger us to make and study things where the natural ends and the artificial starts. It also evokes questions such as: ‘What makes us human?’ or, ‘How to live our lives in times of planetary and economic crisis?’.

The 5 themes address different transitions in design research, from the natural to the artificial, from the past to the future, and from traditional to novel methods of creation: More than Human Design, Futuring, Politics of Design, Entanglements with AI, and Neo Craftsmanships.

Find out what challenges we face today in design research!