Belshaw on WDF 2012

"I’ve just spent an extremely enjoyable 36 hours or so in The Netherlands at the World Design Forum. It was held in Eindhoven just before the launch party for Dutch Design Week, to which I was also very kindly invited by John Thackara and Jill Lauret", as to quote Doug Belshaw, one of WDF's key [...]

True social change

The prelude to the Dutch Design Week, the World Design Forum (WDF), was held on Friday 19 October at the iconic Klokgebouw building. The location, a disused factory building from the 1930s, has found a new lease of life as a cultural hotspot. This proved almost symbolic for the themes that kept returning in the [...]


We are proud to announce the full conference agenda of the third World Design Forum. WDF 2012 builds on the success of last year’s event with the theme 'care'. This year we move from micro to macro and look at the creation of local living communities and economies from the ground up. We inquire how [...]