Going Dutch: Can Dutch design values improve our living environments?
From rising sea levels to densifying urban environments, Dutch designers have been dealing with issues we are just starting to face for over a hundred years. In response, they have adopted a pragmatic and design-led approach to complex urban issues, one that values egalitarianism, collective decision-making and a spirit of just getting things done. In order to explore the potential lessons from this approach, a panel of Melbourne based Dutch designers (including Koos De Keijzer, Joost Bakker and Sarah Naarden) will lead an interactive discussion about how we can integrate Dutch design values into the way we approach the emerging big issues facing Melbourne.
This event continues a cross-cultural exchange started with a series of travelling studios to the Netherlands through the Melbourne School of Design and the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab. This event is organised as part of Melbourne Design Week, and limited to 50 participants.
Image credit: Job Gabriels (MSD, Opportunistic Urbanism 2016)