Monocle, a global briefing on international affairs, business, culture and design, visited What Design Can Do last week and talked with Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers (Fantastic Man), and urbanist Rahul Mehrotra. Hugo Macdonald reports on the conference on his radio show Section D. Listen to the episode here: http://monocle.com/radio/shows/section-d/84/more
Two inspiring breakout sessions in The Apple Store
Our friends at the Apple Store in Amsterdam -located just opposite of Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam- will host two inspiring breakout sessions by Nicolas Roope and Hellicar & Lewis.
The session hosted by Nicolas Roope (Hulger/Poke London) is held on thursday 16 may and elaborates on ways to promote new behaviour on a mass scale. Roope is known for his vision upon digital media and design that transcends the industry rethoric. He is also co-founder of multiple innovative companies like Antirom, Poke, Hulger and Plumen. This breakout session will alter hearts and minds as it is focussing on behavioral change, be there!
On friday 17 may, Pete Hellicar & Joel Gethin Lewis will take the stage in the Apple Store where they will explore new design solutions by prototyping with new technologies, pen and paper. The creative duo uses art, technology and design to create ground-breaking experiences that take people into the moment to impart lasting memories. Visit the Apple Store on friday at 14.00 if you want to be part of this rather memorable breakout session!
This year What Design Can Do teamed up with mediapartner Fontanel, the online magazine that reports on Dutch creative culture: design, art, music, film, lifestyle and technology. We asked them five questions about our partnership: 1. What is the main reason for Fontanel to team up with What Design Can Do? As an online magazine…more
But don’t worry, we’re here to stay. We’re already planning next year’s event, and we’ll pop up with plenty of intermezzos before then. The two-day conference is the core of What Design Can Do, and we are delighted to announce that Magnus Nilsson, Swedish chef and rising star of Nordic cooking, will speak at next…more
Until 16th of June, the Melkweg Galerie in Amsterdam hosts 1000 Photos Amsterdam. 1000 Photos is the first DIY photo exhibition.For one month professionals and amateurs alike can contribute to the growing exhibition. On 16 june the pictures are for sale for 10 euros each. All ben- efits will go to the Young in Prison…more
Amsterdam local television station AT5 dedicated their show ‘in de stad’ [In The City] to What Design Can Do on 16 may. Together with Richard van der Laken they tasted some ponti, tried chocolates, and took a look at the studio. See the episode heremore
Design.nl caught up with organizer and initiator Richard van der Laken about his hopes for this year’s edition of What Design Can Do. With new partners, a new line-up and brand-new speakers, What Design Can Do 2013 promises to be an inspiring couple of days in the Dutch capital. Richard van der Laken answers our…more