Launch of the Network Archives Design and Digital Culture
Design is all around us. Designers and actors in the field of digital culture have made a significant contribution to our experience and understanding of beauty, convenience, critical thinking, and well-being, as well as to the identification and solution of social issues. Therefore, in these rapidly changing times, it is essential to be able to look back on what has been – as well as forward to what is being – conceived, critiqued, and designed.
The Network Archives Design and Digital Culture (NADD), is a partnership that focuses on Dutch design heritage, making the relationship between design and social innovation visible. The network aims to demonstrate that the archiving and development of design and digital cultural heritage is of vital importance to contemporary society.
NADD aspires to be an accessible archive of design and digital culture and a dynamic place for knowledge sharing. The mission of the network is to help connect societal innovation, transitional challenges, and, simply, to inspire. To this end, the current and future heritage of design and digital culture should be visible, usable, and sustainable for professionals, researchers, educators, and the general public.
Today at 17.00 hr the NADD officially launches with an online programme via live.hetnieuweinstituut.nl