The Graduation Show 2018 will be the first edition in almost two decades to take place outside the walls of Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE). This move to a venue on the site of the historic Campina Milk Factory reflects a major shift in the public’s perception of design and the role of DAE. ‘The relevance of design today’ says creative director Joseph Grima, ‘has vested us with a position in which we, as a profession, have unparalleled influence over our collective future. Now it is down to us, as an institution, to extend the horizon of design education in response, questioning and revisiting how we present our work and generate discourse and debate.’ G18 presents no less than 208 projects by 185 graduates, emerging the visitor in this inquisitive environment where design is constantly being redesigned.

The Graduation Show is part of the Dutch Design Week 2018 (20-28 October).

How to reach us

The brand new location of the Graduation Show; De Campina, can be reached in various ways.

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Study at DAE

Do you want to study at Design Academy Eindhoven? 

From Monday 22 October until Saturday 27 October the Design Academy Eindhoven invites you to join our Bachelor & Master information session at De Campina, Kanaaldijk-Zuid. Every day at 11:00 and 15:00 the doors are open to new designers who are interested in joining our Bachelor programme. The Master information session will be held every day at 13:00.

The sessions are accessible via the "Special Events" entrance (follow the Study@DAE signs). Entrance is free and the spoken language is English.

Joining the information session also allows you free entrance to the DAE Graduation Show G18 afterwards. (Please be aware you can only access the DAE Graduation Show 2018; the ticket is not valid for other DDW venues.)

More about the information sessions:

Curated Tours by DC&W students

Students and Alumni from the Design Curating and Writing Masters program introduce thematic trajectories into the G18 exhibition. Tours start at 15:00 and 16:00 and admission is free.

Find out everything you need to know about the four curated tours

Meet+Match Workshops for professionals

Would you like to know more what is behind a graduation project or the motivation of our graduates? Are you curious about how a DAE graduate developed his or her graduation process to an end result? This is your chance to share more in-dept insights and knowledge with young talent. Let us know what your field of profession is so we can link you to the right graduate and his/her graduation project.

The DAE’s Meet+Match Workshops are customised to your interests. More information and reservations via

Visitors information

20 – 28 October 2018

General opening hours:

Saturday 20 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 21 11:00 - 18:00
Monday 22 11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 23 11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 24 11:00 - 18:00
Thursday 25 11:00 - 18:00
Friday 26 11:00 - 18:00
Saturday 27 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday 28 11:00 - 18:00

VIP opening:
Saturday 20th October, 11.00, De Campina (invite only)

De Campina  
Kanaaldijk-Zuid, near nr 3

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Press Information

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To access the Graduation Show 2018, G18, you need an e-ticket or a personal wristband. E-tickets for DDW can be purchased online or at the following locations:

  • De Campina
  • Eindhoven Central Station
  • Klokgebouw
  • Het Veem
  • Innovation Powerhouse (no Premium or Festival tickets available)
  • Van Abbemuseum (no Premium or Festival tickets available) 

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

The Arena

The Graduation Show is more than just an exhibition of graduates’ work.  As part of the show, the Arena offers a permanent platform for addressing aspects of design practice that underpin or transcend the object, and themes that connect them. Performances, films, presentations and debates are staged by graduates and prominent professionals from the design field and the extended DAE community. The audience can participate in the discussion of the influence of new technologies and the agency of the user, experience the different aspects of artificial olfactive molecules or see a performance exposing and liberating static body posture in offices.

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Van Abbemuseum

On the occasion of Dutch Design Week 2018, and within the framework of its ongoing collaboration with Van Abbemuseum, Design Academy Eindhoven presents the first prototype of a new design research initiative titled GEO—DESIGN.





The Graduation Show is part of the Dutch Design Week 2018.
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