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Saturday 21 - 29 October 2023

Design United at Dutch Design Week 2023

4TU.Design United will present the latest design research conducted at the four Universities of Technology in the Netherlands during the Dutch Design Week this October (21-29) in Eindhoven! You can’t miss our exhibition in the Klokgebouw, in the DESIGN x TECH hall. 

Design United.EXPO in Klokgebouw

You can’t miss our exhibition in the Klokgebouw, in the DESIGN x TECH hall. We will show the latest design research at the 4TU in five themes.

Design United.DIALOGUES in Microlab

Join us in the design dialogues located in the Microlab, Kastanjelaan 400, Eindhoven.

Monday October 23 (14:00-17:00)  Politics of Design
How do designers contribute to change at the complex intersections of social structures, cultural differences, biases, stereotypes, and power differences? 

Tuesday October 24 (14:30-17:00)  Climate Futures Now
Design is a future-oriented practice. How to envision possible futures on a troubled planet, speculate about practices of tomorrow, and call to action?

Wednesday October 25 (13:30-17:00) More than Human
How can we create value for future habitats that are natural for the ‘life’ and growth of humans  and nonhumans?

Thursday October 26 (14:00-17:00) Disentangling AI, Design & Society
How to deal with sociotechnical  complexity  and shaping  change? 

Friday October 27 (11:00-14:00) Making Matters
With critical debates on the future directions of making in full swing, How do crafters of advanced enabling technologies make the new everyday a reality? 

DRIVE in the Effenaar

Design Research & Innovation Festival in collaboration with CLICKNL in the Effenaar, Dommelstraat 2, Eindhoven.

You need to register for DRIVE:


SYSTEMS & SOCIETAL INNOVATION Monday October 23 (10:00 to 13:15; then lunch)
speaker: Jodi Sturge; UTwente. work session: Valentijn Visch;  TUDelft 

FUTURE LIVING ENVIRONMENTS Tuesday October 24 (10:00 to 13:15; then lunch)
speaker Lenneke Kuier; TU/e; work session: Dan Lockton TU/e    maybe Julietta Castano Mtus

DESIGNING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY  Wednesday October 25 (10:00 to 13:15; then lunch)
speaker Circular Fashion Lab; WUR

DIGITAL SOCIETY  Thursday October 26 (10:00 to 13:15; then lunch)
Jacky Bourgeois; TUDelft. Work session: Nazli Cila; TUDelft + PhD’s

DRIVE 10 YEARS Friday October 27 (10 year anniversary party from 14:30)