DDW21 | The Greater Number Sessions #2: Things that Matter

DDW21 | The Greater Number Sessions #2: Things that Matter

10.00 - 11.00 @ MU

How does our judgement whether something is valuable or not change, now that almost every imaginable product is within reach?

The rise of mass production in the 20th century has changed the way we relate to our products. When something stops functioning, we replace it. When something has become abundant, we throw it away. Repairing is often more expensive than buying something new. Such behavior has drastically affected how we value and use products. And through producing and consuming, we have increased pressure on the environment we rely on. Fortunately, new sustainable materials and production processes to improve existing products are being developed. But shouldn't we also critically look at human behavior and the way we deal with objects?

Amongst others we'll welcome Nienke Hoogvliet, Circulair Warenhuis, Elisa van Joolen and Christien Meindertsma & Joel Gethin Lewis. The session will be moderated by Tracy Metz. Things that Matter is all about the relationship between humans and objects, and how to design value. During DDW, you can visit the eponymous exhibition at Microlab Hall, Strijp-S. 

Where: MU Hybrid Art House | When: Sunday 17 October | Time: 10.00 - 11.00 | Language: English | Entrance: free | No need for a DDW ticket

The Greater Number Sessions
Would you like to dive deeper into the DDW21 theme The Greater Number? Then join us for the Greater Number Sessions at MU: in-depth talks with a surprising line-up of speakers, organized by DDW. Each session is dedicated to a different DDW21 sub-theme. They'll take place on 16, 17, 22 and 23 October.

This is a placed event. When you are coming to MU, we will scan your coronavirus entry pass. You can get an entry pass based on proof of full vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or on a negative result of a coronatest (max 24 hours old). Via the CoronaCheck-app, you'll receive a QR-code. A printed version of your entry pass is also fine, which you can get via coronacheck.nl. Make sure to also bring your ID or passport.