Graduation Show 2020

After a tumultuous year, being able to exchange our thoughts and ideas is now more important than ever. With Design Academy graduates continuing to be at the forefront of their field with innovative ideas and research, it is therefore a great pleasure that we are able to host a physical exhibition of their work. For the third year in a row, the much anticipated annual event will be returning to the striking industrial setting of the Campinaterrein in Eindhoven from Saturday 17th until Sunday 25th October.

This edition of the Graduation Show will be a little different than in previous years. As decided together with the local design community and Dutch Design Week (DDW) we have developed a more condensed exhibition, with a clearer focus on relevant professional matchmaking for our graduates. Alongside this, we will have a new online programme, in order to give a platform for the graduates’ work that is accessible to those who are not able to attend physically. The fundamental goal this year remains the same as always: to showcase the work of 110 BA and 74 MA graduates.

We look forward to sharing further details about the Graduation Show and our online programme in the upcoming weeks.

Visitor information

17-25 Oct 2020

Kanaaldijk-Zuid (nr. 3)

Safe Visit
Visitors to the graduation show can be assured that all safety measures have been taken in line with Government advice to reduce the spread of coronavirus. On site, there will be a number of new requirements to all visitors, staff, and graduates, to ensure that the event is conducted as safely as possible.

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Tickets & Timeslots

Tickets for specific time slots will be made available from October, on the Dutch Design Week website.


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Design Academy Eindhoven thanks its friends for their ongoing support
ASML, Brabantia, Bruns, Canon, City of Eindhoven, City of Valkenswaard, DAF Trucks nv, Hivos, Royal Gazelle, Royal Mosa, > Veenhuizen, Van Engelen & Evers / EE Exclusives, Vescom, Waterschap De Dommel

Design Academy Eindhoven thanks its suppliers
Ballast Nedam, Collé Rental & Sales, Denf Coffee, Gebr. Van Den Eijnden Euromovers, Gigant International, G-Cleaning, Hoevenaars Licht-Geluid-Video BV, Intelectric, Leeuwerik, MTD, Maas Toiletverhuur BV, Phood Kitchen, Piet Hoevenaars Sign Industries, Power4You, Promeon Security, Renewi, Rent-a-pin, Royal Haskoning, Van Overbeek Mobile Sanitary Solutions.

Executive Board DAE: Joseph Grima, Mechtild van den Hombergh, Raf de Keninck Art Direction and Design: Daphna Laurens
Graduate Coordination: Stijn van der Vleuten
Manager Communications, Relations & Events: Raffaela Vandermühlen
Concept and Graphic Design: Domitille Debret, Ward Goes, Simone Niquille
Communications & PR: Laura van Gerven, Ilka van Steen, Marc Ruis, Bart Deijkers
Events: Nikita Hurkmans, Anne Veenstra
Relations: Tessa Blokland
Editorial Team: Joseph Grima, Colin Keays, Anastasia Kubrak, Daphna Laurens
Text Graduation Projects: Annemarie Hoeve, Willemijn de Jonge, Bas van Lier, Billy Nolan, Beatrice Clarke, Nadine Botha, Michael Kaethler, Jason Coburn, Gert Staal, Anna Winston, Claire Dodd
Production: Antoinette Klawer
Operational Management: Anouk Purmer
Construction: Mark van der Gronden
Workstudent coordination: Mika Kranen
Signage coordination: Erik Vermeulen
Program Management The Arena: Olle Lundin