Manifestations is the most innovative tech presentation at the Dutch Design Week 2019. Previously, winners of the award “Best Dutch Design Week exhibition” in 2016 and named as the most innovative event in the Netherlands.


We are always looking for young creative designers with a passion for innovation. So, if you are working on a nice project or a good idea, contact us.

Why participate?

From 19 until 27 of October 2019, the doors of the future are open in Eindhoven, a city that buzzes innovation and breaths creative energy. This year is the 18th Edition of the DDW, which means you have the opportunity to share your work with thousands of visitors.
Another year more, Manifestations is one of the top locations from the Dutch Design Week because of our high-quality exhibition integrated with the most advanced projects of Art&Tech&Fun.
We are looking for the smartest ideas and new perspectives that looks promising. Through your innovative works we want to let our visitor answer the question: Will the Future Design Us?

If you want to design the future, Manifestations is your place.

Sign up for Manifestations 2019

Manifestations invites everyone who is in a professional level of innovative design in the field of tech, specifically the role of tech in the future to sign up and participate in the program.
If you join you’ll have the chance to present your work with an impressive amount of young talents, important designers and developments.
Sign up via Marie Louise Gast: organisatie [at]

Place yourself in the spotlight

Not only the general public but also trade press and sponsors are visiting Manifestations. Manifestations is an opportunity to enrich your network and do fruitful business.

Press and publicity

DDW attracts journalists and photographers, bloggers and scouts from around the world. As an official participant, your work will attract the attention of our media partners.

Get seen

Design lovers, purchasers, curators and colleagues: DDW draws a huge public. Our website and social media channels are visited and consulted with incredible frequency throughout the event.

Expand your network

During DDW you’ll make contacts with colleagues, representatives from many sectors such as commerce, education and culture, and possible collaborative partners and people that inspire you.

Have fun
Eindhoven is a real design city – with a rich industrial past and two leading educational institutes for design. It is also the home base for countless designers and their creative hatching ground.
Everyone who has attended Dutch Design Week will agree, this event excites, inspires, and is an exceptional experience.

For 9 long days, Eindhoven is the place to be in a relaxed atmosphere.

Sign up via Marie Louise Gast Velden: organisatie [at]

Manifestations distinguishes itself from other organizations, institutes and events by presenting international media art of high quality and social impact. This is the reason why we provide our sponsors the opportunity to reach an exceptionally broad and diverse audience.

It is more accessible than other exhibitions in the field of art and technology, partly because it is fun and its degree of “surprise” which are paramount for us. On previous editions of Manifestations, we have shown our visitors that art isn’t hard to understand and we learned that art & tech are for everyone.

Manifestations is for everyone

Manifestations distinguish itself from others through a motive of activism, digital activism.
The festival is organized from the strong desire for a beautiful and clear world in which humans and society comes first. These factors play an active role as the centre or the festival, every artwork allows visitors’ participation and interaction. Finally, Manifestations wants to remain agile to be able to follow and present the most updated development. This makes Manifestations an innovative event every year.

Are you interested in taking part in the future?

More information on Exhibiting for Professionals. Reach out via Marie Louise Gast : organisatie [at]

Tours options

Since years, Manifestations organises customised programs for the B2B market. Within our team we speak several languages and know all ins and outs of the exhibition. Thanks to this, we can offer an interesting program for national and international relationships, possibilities are:
– tours, relations (inter)national (spoken languages: Dutch, English, German, Norwegian, Arabic, French, more)
– Possibly in combination with a DDW ticket for other locations and lunch or dinner.
– family days
– special VIP arrangements with tour by creative director, possibility for private presentations and networking event. 

Manifestations is looking for inspirational, helpful and resourceful volunteers for its team to create and operate the Manifestations exhibition during this year’s Dutch Design Week. Become part of the future and volunteer at the most state-of-the-art Art,Tech & Design event!

Why volunteer at Manifestations?

As a member of the volunteers team of Manifestations you can play a role in the transformation movement to democratize technology. You can be assigned to different tasks from helping visitors and artists, to work in collaboration with other team members.

You may be welcoming visitors at the entrance or guiding them for a tour of the exhibition. Or you may assist our cutting-edge artists setting up and guard their artworks during their absence. Volunteers with strong hands and offering technical help are needed for the initial installation. The most outgoing volunteers can approach the general public in the surrounding streets and in town flyering for Manifestations. Volunteering photographers and video-graphers are invaluable to shoot during the exhibition and capture not only the artworks but also the fantastic vibe on this 9th floor of the Veemgebouw.

Volunteering means a great opportunity to share this unique experience surrounded by like-minded volunteers and professionals from different backgrounds!

Enter the future

Manifestations wants to bring society closer to art and technology by questioning how the digital transformation can affect our lives. We believe that art, design and technology’s mutual interest can kick-start people’s commitment and enable them to make well-informed choices.

We take care of our volunteers

Before, during and after the exhibition you will be assisted by Manifestations’ organisers. A Meetup will be organised prior to the start of DDW to get you acquainted with the exhibition and meet the team. You will have ample opportunity to speak to the artists and get familiar with their artworks. Our backstage area offers simple refreshments and seating. At the closure of Manifestations we will almost certainly look back on a unique and impressive experience together!

Please register here (read through the form for details on hours and positions):

Volunteer registration: