At The Next Space – Frame’s brand-new think-tank taking place in Eindhoven on 21 October – Eveline van Leeuwen, scientific director of AMS Institute, and Kurt Ward, senior design director at Philips Healthcare, will speak about the spatial impact of advancements in food production and healthcare. 

Eveline van Leeuwen will explain what the rise of urban agriculture means for the way cities will be planned and experienced. An expert in urban economics, Van Leeuwen is the scientific director at Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions. She’s also the chair of urban economics at Wageningen University & Research, vice president of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA), a member of the OECD Expert Advisory Committee on Rural Innovation and a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Amsterdam Economic Board.

Kurt Ward will speak about the future of healthcare, which will be distributed across the home, hospital and road, and its impact on the way we live, play and work. A senior design director at Philips Healthcare, Ward is responsible for strategic alliances and collaborations to stimulate, inspire and explore new value spaces and innovation opportunities. He is based at Philips in the Netherlands and has led global design teams for over twenty years. 

The Next Space is an iterative think-tank about the future of spatial design conceived by Frame in partnership with IMM, IBA Forum and Dutch Design Week. The event will debut in Eindhoven on 21 October, coinciding with Dutch Design Week. A limited number of 120 design professionals will embark on a one-day make-a-thon, inspired by speakers that will address today’s top design issues. In addition, keynotes will be livestreamed on the IBA Forum. The premiere event will zoom in on the resilient city, and the second iteration of The Next Space is planned for March 2022. Each event will result in a whitepaper that will be published across Frame’s channels. The Next Space’s goal is to arrive at a framework for spatial design in which people and the planet can thrive.

Buy your tickets for The Next Space here.