The former Designhuis at the Stadhuisplein is re-opening again. Five years ago the design institution closed down because of financial problems and a conflict in vision between the former director Lidewij Edelkoort and the government of Eindhoven. Re-initiator and current director Jorge Alves Lino is heading a different route: to stay away from the concept of top-down curatorship and exhibition-based cultural institutions, with little connections to the outside world and the city.

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