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Creative Holland x DDW 变 Design for a Changing World 2020

The world in 2020 has taken a drastic turn, with the current pandemic and the urgent environmental threats, the dialogue with China is more pertinent than ever.

That is why The China Connector (Creative Holland – China) teamed up with the Dutch Design Week (DDW) and ENTRY to organise ‘变 Design for a Changing World’. A digital program to deepen understanding, exchange knowledge and stimulate design cooperation, between China and the Netherlands. The online conference features Dutch and Chinese designers, makers & thinkers (accompanied by a musical experience and a digital studio showcasing innovative design projects between both countries).

BIAN  变, meaning change in Chinese refers to the Daoist “science of metamorphosis” which can lead to positive change and transformation. How can we accelerate design knowledge, exchange and benefit from a crisis to come out more united, better and stronger?

A journey from ancient Chinese wisdom, the countryside to cutting edge design and circular technology in both China and the Netherlands; exploring different roads towards a better future.

About the partners:

Dutch Design Week (DDW) is the largest design event in Northern Europe. During the event from 17-25 October, every imaginable discipline and aspect of design is on offer, the emphasis is on experiment, innovation and crossovers.

Creative Holland is an initiative of the Dutch Creative Industries, powered by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in close collaboration with many partners and operated by the Federatie Dutch Creative Industries.

ENTRY is a Dutch knowledge exchange platform for the creative industry with a focus on China. ENTRY connects industry professionals with the aim to share knowledge and experiences and to develop, empower and sustain business relations and cooperations.