Graduation Show 2019

The Design Academy Eindhoven’s 2019 Graduation Show will continue for its second year at the historic Campina milk factory, following last year’s successful move outside of De Witte Dame.

The Design Academy is known for its global relevance and influence into the broadest reaches of the design field. The Graduation Show, which takes place annually during Dutch Design Week, is a focal point in setting the school’s agenda. This year, the iconic factory setting becomes the background for yet another radical turning point in the show’s history. Traversing the boundaries between the four Master’s and eight Bachelor’s departments, a new curatorial strategy will continue to question and revisit how designers present their work, sparking debate about our collective positioning within the field.

We look forward to sharing exciting announcements about the new curatorial framework of the 2019 Graduation Show in the coming weeks.

The Graduation Show is part of the Dutch Design Week 2019 (October 19 - 27).

The Arena

The Design Academy Eindhoven’s Graduation Show goes beyond just being an exhibition of objects and installations. In addition to 61 Masters' and 120 Bachelors’ Graduation Projects which will be exhibited in Campina, there will be 9 full days of programming at The Arena. The Arena hosts performances, film screenings, presentations and debates staged by graduates, alongside prominent professionals from the field and extended DAE community. This year, visitors can expect debates around artificial intelligence, design aesthetics, social identities and public space, with graduate performances from future cities, to conspiracy theories. A shift in focus within design today puts an importance on framing discourse. Stemming from the excellence of our graduates’ work, The Arena is our in-house permanent platform for graduate work, debate and discussion, addressing aspects of design practice that underpin or transcend the object, and themes that connect them.

Press Preview

Saturday 19th October, 10:00-11:00,
Campinaterrein, Kanaaldijk-Zuid.
Please register via e-mail.

Practical Information

19 – 27 October 2019

General opening hours:

Saturday 19 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 20 11:00 - 18:00
Monday 21 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 22 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 23 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 24 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 25 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 26 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 27 11:00 - 18:00

Kanaaldijk-Zuid, near nr 3


To access GS19 during Dutch Design Week you need an e-ticket or a personal wristband. E-tickets for DDW can be purchased online or at the following locations:

  • Campinaterrein
  • Van Abbemuseum
  • Eindhoven Central Station
  • Klokgebouw
  • Het Veem
  • Innovation Powerhouse

At De Campina you can exchange your e-ticket for a personal wristband. For more information and buying tickets, visit the DDW website.


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