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.

Anna Noyons
Social designer, Founder & Creative director at Ink Social design studio
Caroline Hummels
Professor Design and Theory for Transformative Qualities at TU/e
Nyasha Harper-Michon
Archtivist, Architect & Business developer
Sergio M. Figueiredo
Assistant Professor of Built Environment, Architectural History and Theory at Eindhoven university of Technology
Kornelia Dimitrova
Designer, Researcher & Advisor at Studio Kornelia Dimitrova | Co-founder at Foundation We Are
Özlemnur Ataol
Ph.D. Urbanism and Urban Architecture on child-focused inclusive urban environments
Roberto Rocco
Associate Professor of Spatial Planning and Strategy, Department of Urbanism at TU Delft
Caroline Newton
Houder Van Eesteren Fellowship Architect, stedenbouwkundige en politiek wetenschapper
Galit Ariel
TechnoFuturist & Founder and Head of Futures at Future Memory Inc.
Lisa Talia Moretti
Digital Sociologist at Ministry of Justice UK
Astrid Linder
Professor and Research Director of Traffic Safety at VTI & Coördinator VIRTUAL project
OluTimehin Kukoyi
Writer & advocate at the intersection of social justice, human rights and inclusion
Zuzanna Skalska
Founding Partner 360Inspiration
Lyongo Juliana
Architect en eigenaar lyongo architecture
Marina Otero Verzier 
Head of the Social Design Masters at Design Academy Eindhoven
Satyendra Pakhalé
Architect & Multifaceted Designer
Miriam van der Lubbe
Creative Head Dutch Design Week22, Partner & Strategic designer at Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe
Paul Gardien
Head Design Strategy & Innovation at Philips Experience Design
Ambra Trotto
Design and Research Director of d.centre @ RISE & Associate prof at Umeå Institute of Design
Pinar Balat
Architect, Urbanist, Researcher at Studio PINAR BALAT
Igor Sladoljev
Research Lead at de Architekten Cie. & Urbanist
Eve Logunova-Parker
Futurist, Women in AI Ambassador and XR, Metaverse, AI & Data Practitioner
Shay Raviv
Curator Embassy of Inclusive Society, co-founder De Voorkamer
Hala Ali-Lassche
MEd Artist educator researcher
Mari Fujiwara
Digital Transformation Design Trainee, Digital Society School
Ines Lopez Arteaga
Dean Bachelor College at Eindhoven University of Technology
Femke Coops
Designer at Design Impact Transition Platform
Oumaima Hajri
Researcher & Lecturer Responsible Applied AI at Hogeschool Rotterdam, University of Cambridge
Fredrik Forsman
Head of Business and Industry Swedish Industrial Design Foundation
Sietske Klooster
Independent designer researcher, developer of Systemic Embodied Codesign principles, based on the MilkSalon practice research.
Programme seriesDesigning Cities for All

How can designers contribute to the creation of inclusive cities for, and by everyone?