• DOORS OPEN

    09:00-09:30
  • Intro (RABOZAAL - MAINSTAGE)

    09:30-10:00
  • Performance - Marmoucha Orchestra

    Get ready to groove with The Marmoucha Orchestra, a vibrant group of inspired musicians with a passion for the diversity of musical languages, styles and traditions of the MENA region. The Marmoucha Orchestra brings musicians, artists and audiences together, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western music.

  • A CALL FOR OPTIMISM (RABOZAAL - MAINSTAGE)

    10:00-11:20
  • Bruce Mau

    Designer & Innovator

    World-leading visionary, innovator, designer and author Bruce Mau.

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  • Bob Hendrikx

    No Waste Challenge winner – Living Coffin

    ABOUT LIVING COFFIN

    ‘Are you waste, or are you compost?’ Probably not a question you’ve answered before, but it’s a question designer Bob Hendrikx is asking of us all with his ‘living coffin’. Loop is the world’s first fully biodegradable casket made out of mycelium fungi.

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    ABOUT THE NO WASTE CHALLENGE

    Living Coffin is one of the winners of What Design Can Do’s No Waste Challenge, which was launched earlier this year together with IKEA Foundation, to tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time: waste.

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  • Adebayo Oke Lawal

    Fashion Designer

    Adebayo Oke-Lawal, is a revolutionary fashion designer who challenges gender norms and implements sustainable fashion practices. 

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  • Camila Naveira

    No Waste Challenge Winner – Reparar

    ABOUT Modern synthesis

    In many communities, repair is a dying skill. Club de Reparadores is an Argentinian social enterprise that aims to change that. Their platform Reparar.org V2.0 is an online repair directory making it easy to find local repairers while promoting a culture of care across Latin America. In terms of impact, Reparar.org V2.0 is a triple-threat: reducing waste for the environment, offering employment opportunities and building collaborative communities.

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    ABOUT THE NO WASTE CHALLENGE

    Modern Synthesis is one of the winners of What Design Can Do’s No Waste Challenge, which was launched earlier this year together with IKEA Foundation, to tackle one of the most pressing issues of our time: waste.

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  • Enrique Norten

    Architect

    Enrique Norten is the Founder and Director of TEN Arquitectos in Mexico City, New York and Miami. Born in Mexico City, he graduated from Architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana in 1978 and in 1980 he obtained a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Cornell University.

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  • Amber Jae Slooten

    Digital Fashion Designer

    Amber Jae Slooten takes a completely radical approach to fashion working with 3D animation as a digital fashion designer. Her work always questions the way in which we will curate our identity in the future, constantly experimenting the different shapes that this could take.

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  • COFFEE BREAK

    11:20-11:50
  • Performance - Marmoucha Orchestra

    11:50-11:55

    Get ready to groove with The Marmoucha Orchestra, a vibrant group of inspired musicians with a passion for the diversity of musical languages, styles and traditions of the MENA region. The Marmoucha Orchestra brings musicians, artists and audiences together, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western music.

  • A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE (RABOZAAL - MAINSTAGE)

    12:00-13:15
  • Julia Watson

    Designer & Activist

    Designer, activist, and academic, Julia Watson is a leading expert on indigenous technologies. Her new book with Taschen, Lo-TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism is a bestseller and has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Dwell, Architectural Digest, The Washington Post, just to name a few.

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  • Kadir van Lohuizen

    Photographer

    Based in Amsterdam, Kadir van Lohuizen is an award-winning photojournalist and has covered conflicts all over the world.

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  • Yvo de Boer

    Climate Policymaker

    Yvo de Boer is a designer of a different kind. A true tour-de-force, Yvo is a formidable advisor on designing international environmental policy.

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  • Zoe Mendelson & María Conejo

    Artist, Journalist & Founders of Pussypedia

    Journalist and author Zoe Mendelson teamed up with visual artist María Conejo to create Pussypedia, a thorough and empowering guide to women’s health, which started as a website and has now been published as a book.

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  • LUNCH BREAK

    13:15-14:15
  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    14:15-16:15

    At this parallel programme, participants are invited to dive deeper through workshops, conversations, networking events and brilliant startup pitches. If you have not registered online before the event, make sure to sign-up at one of our desks at the entrance.

    • Pitch Podium – Rabozaal (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam)
    • The Impact of Creativity – Plein Foyer (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam)
    • Manifesto for Changemakers – Koninklijke Foyer (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam)
    • Circular Design Jam – Studio 2 (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam)
    • Decolonising Design – Marnix Bordes (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam)
    • Gender, Design & Power – Studio 1 (Internationaal Theater Amsterdam)

    SEE SESSIONS

  • COFFEE BREAK

    16:15-16:45
  • Performance - Marmoucha Orchestra

    16:45-16:50

    Get ready to groove with The Marmoucha Orchestra, a vibrant group of inspired musicians with a passion for the diversity of musical languages, styles and traditions of the MENA region. The Marmoucha Orchestra brings musicians, artists and audiences together, bridging the gap between Eastern and Western music.

  • A CALL FOR OPTIMISM (RABOZAAL - MAINSTAGE)

    16:50-18:00
  • Marwa Al-Sabouni

    Architect

    Dr. Marwa Al-Sabouni is an award-winning architect, author and an international speaker from Syria. Not only has she received the Prince Claus Award in 2018, and ranked in the BBC 100 Women 2019, but her TED talk has been viewed over a million times!

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  • Eddie Opara

    Designer & Pentagram partner

    Eddie Opara is a multi-faceted designer who has done it all. Currently a partner at the award-winning Pentagram’s New York office, his work encompasses strategy, design and technology.

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  • Josh Fox

    Filmmaker

    Josh Fox is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning writer/director best known for Gasland, a 2010 documentary exposing the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”.

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  • Closing

  • AFTERPARTY (RABOZAAL - MAINSTAGE)

    18:00-22:00

    To celebrate our return to Amsterdam and end our tenth edition in style, all attendees are invited to an afterparty at the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam. This year, we’re upping the ante and partnering up with BNO (the Association of Dutch Designers) and ADCN to bring you an unforgettable evening filled with music, good conversation and even better company. We’ll be joined by DJ duo Mr. Andy & Freddy and their distinct house sound best described as hip-hop, funk and soul with a strong Detroit flavor. There will also be light bites and drinks for you to enjoy.