WDCD Live Amsterdam 2024


FRIDAY, 5 JULY

Muziekgebouw


This year’s festival will take place at the beautiful Muziekgebouw and features an immersive programme of talks and workshops on design and climate justice. Join us at WDCD Live to explore how creative activism can be a powerful tool for disruption—and learn from changemakers who are paving the way.

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A PROGRAMME THAT PACKS A PUNCH

WDCD Live is a hub to connect, collaborate and grow your own impact. With a main stage programme that features talks by creative visionaries like Natsai Audrey Chieza, Edel Rodriguez, and Afaina de Jong, breakout sessions turning vision into action, plus a special exhibition celebrating the winners of the Redesign Everything Challenge.

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Festival Themes

Changing the course of the climate crisis means saving all that we can, while building a new way of life that is regenerative and restorative by design. It also means telling better stories about the world than those who are destroying it, and imagining a future that is more sustainable, equitable and beautiful than the past. During the festival, we’ll explore what this might look like in practice through the lens of three core themes.

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€125,00 incl. vat

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Afaina de Jong Architecture

Clive Russell Graphic Design

Bobby Kolade Fashion Design

Natsai Audrey Chieza Bio Design

Edel Rodriguez Illustration

René van Geer Industrial Design

Henriette Waal Social Design

Samar Maakaroun Graphic Design

Narratives for Change: Designing Climate Justice

In this session, we’ll explore the power of storytelling and creativity in shaping the climate justice…

Crafting Tomorrow: Weaving Tradition Through Innovation

In this workshop, we will explore how traditional crafts and local production chains rooted in Dutch…

AI and designers; friends, enemies, frenemies?

The rise of artificial intelligence has had an enormous impact on the creative industries. Designers, curious…

Memberful Design and the Power of the Collective

As societies and organisations, we face increasingly complex challenges. Often it takes communities coming together to…

The Re-Generation: Manifesting Climate Futures Beyond 2050

Let’s collectively disrupt the climate change timeline, stretching the landscapes in which we design for climate…

Circular Showcase: Challenge Winners Networking

On 5 July the Redesign Everything Challenge winners will share their stories alongside international speakers on…

Secrid Mentoring

Secrid invites designers and creatives to an open, interactive mentoring session centred on its holistic design…

Belonging Beyond Borders

How can design help foster a greater sense of belonging in our cities and communities? Regardless…

VENUE

For this year’s festival, What Design Can Do is back in the Muziekgebouw. One of Europe’s most beautiful concert halls graces the banks of the river IJ, the impressive building is a landmark in Amsterdam. Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ is a 15-minute walk or a quick tram ride from Amsterdam Central Station.

 

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