In theory, design can encourage inclusiveness, diversity and equity and stimulate a fair, safe and healthy living environment for everyone. Unfortunately, in practice, this is often not the case. When developing, designers and engineers have the responsibility to take the societal and ethical consequences of their innovations into account. Those responsible for designing a city have the opportunity to contribute to the city being just.
In 2021, Pakhuis de Zwijger launched the program Designing Cities for All, with the support of the Creative Industry Fund NL. This extensive two-year program focuses on the role of designers in shaping and creating cities for, by and with everyone. Inspired by this programme, Pakhuis de Zwijger and the TU Eindhoven decided to team up. During the renowned Dutch Design Week, we will host a series of events based on the subject of designing for all. The week will be filled to the brim with inspiring talks and creative sessions.