WDCD Live Amsterdam 2024



The 12th edition of WDCD Live in Amsterdam took place at the beautiful Muziekgebouw and featured an immersive programme of talks and workshops on design and climate justice. Together we explored how creative activism can be a powerful tool for disruption—and learned from the changemakers who are paving the way.


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.


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 explored what this might look like in practice through the lens of three core themes.

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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

The Re-Generation: Manifesting Climate Futures Beyond 2050 – FULLY BOOKED

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

Belonging Beyond Borders – FULLY BOOKED

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

Narratives for Change: Designing Climate Justice – FULLY BOOKED

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

Crafting Tomorrow: Weaving Tradition Through Innovation – FULLY BOOKED

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

AI and designers; friends, enemies, frenemies? – OPEN FOR ALL

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

Memberful Design and the Power of the Collective – FULLY BOOKED

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

Circular Showcase: Challenge Winners Networking – OPEN FOR ALL

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

Secrid Mentoring – WALK-IN

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


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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