World Design Forum & Dutch Design Week Back-to-Back in October


At this year’s Dutch Design Week, there will be exhibitions and creative conversations centered around this year’s theme NOW FUTURE. From 19-26 October 2013, nowhere will be presenting an exhibition, an interactive installation and workshops inspired by one particular question… What Breakthrough Question will unlock our co-creative potential? 

Prior to the Dutch Design Week, on Friday, October 18th, the fourth World Design Forum held in Section C in Eindhoven. 

This year’s theme is ‘Design and the Essential Economy’. WDF During 2013 we will start a search for an intelligent economy, an economy that is better equipped to meet. Meet the challenges of our time The forum is moderated by Isolde Hallensleben.


WDF provides inspiring examples of applications in the essential economy; Government Digital Service Cabinet Office by Ben Terrett, Social Innovation Lab Kent by Emma Barrett ‘ Service Innovation for Train Travelers’ by Geke van Dijk and Additive 3d-printing by Daan Kersten.


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Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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