Cube Calls 2017


We are looking for motivated doers who can think beyond given frames; who are open-minded and dare to take up challenges off the beaten path.


We are no fan of pigeonholing, because we think that creativity does not depend on disciplines.

What you need is a designer’s mindset.

Do you want to be part of the next generation pioneers of Cube? The calls can be used as an internship, part of a minor or graduation project. Send your resume and motivation to Wouter van Dillen. Or look at the full details of the Cube Calls.  

Think shit!

The future of our toilets. How will we deal with our future sanitary facilities? How could we design technical and/or social solutions to improve hygiene in ‘partner countries’? How could we design a circular and thus more sustainable human waste system? How do toilets look like in the future? What does human waste look like in the future?
  • Client: Cube design museum
  • Creative disciplines: (industrial) design, people and technology, environment and sustainability, health, social/cultural and behavioural sciences, development studies, (multi)media, lifestyle and beyond.

Packaging we love to hate... have

Packaging increasingly has a bad reputation, but today we can’t do without it. Imagine a world without packaging… a world in which packaging is part of the content, like an egg… a world in which packaging is no longer waste….. Design, create and test concepts that reframe the way how we see packaging!
  • Client: KP-Plast
  • Creative disciplines: (industrial) design, graphic design, people and technology, marketing, communication, sustainability, social/cultural and behavioural sciences, (multi)media, lifestyle and beyond. 

MY neighborhood!

People who rent houses show less engagement with the neighborhood they live in, than house owners. Imagine a neighborhood in which people feel at home, are involved with others and genuinely are in control of spending, themselves. Welcome to social design: co-create and test concepts that will energize people to invest in their neighborhoods.  
  • Client: Wonen Limburg
  • Creative disciplines: (industrial) design, spatial development and planning, geography, sociology, communication, sustainability, social/cultural and behavioural sciences, (multi)media, management and beyond. 

Future of food

Food is a basic need for all of us. But it is so much more: we watch programs on cooking. We spent much money on food. It is part of our cultural heritage. Imagine how food will look like, a decade from now. Will it be printed in awesome shapes? Will animals still have to die for it? Will it grow a farm or put together in a factory? Design, create and test new food concepts. Concepts that question our assumptions on food! 
  • Client: Cube design museum (Meat The Future)
  • Creative disciplines: (industrial) design, food and health, people and technology, food technology, communication, sustainability, social/cultural and behavioural sciences, (multi)media and food design and beyond

My second skin

The internet of things could also include your coat. Your necklace. And even your underwear. Imagine a world in which clothes are smart, adaptive, or even empower people to do things that were impossible before. Design, create and test new concepts for our second skin.
  • Client: Cube design museum
  • Creative disciplines: (industrial) design, fashion, textiles, people and technology, psychology, communication, sustainability, social/cultural and behavioural sciences, (multi)media, ICT and beyond. 

Beat it

Music is essential in the life and lifestyles of many young people. They listen to their favorite music anywhere, anytime with headsets and earbuds. They visit festivals and parties. They love the beats, the experience of music. Unfortunately, there is a price to pay. Slowly, and without noticing it, their hearing gets damaged over time. How can people enjoy the beats without damaging their hearing? How can we inspire people to take care of something that doesn’t seem to need care?
  • Client: TBD
  • Creative disciplines: (industrial) design, people and technology, communication, (multi)media, social/cultural and behavioural sciences, lifestyle, graphic design and beyond.

Are you being served?

Eating without hands is almost impossible – try it yourself! Yet there are people who have limitations and can only eat with help of others. Help of others implies less self-reliance. An alternative are robots. Robots will be introduced in our lives and work, invoking many ethical questions. This call explores the relation between man and robot, when robots enter our personal hemisphere. How does it feel if a robot is feeding you? How can we design robots feed us in a way that is comfortable?
  • Client: EIZT
  • Creative disciplines: (industrial) design, people and technology, health management, philosophy, social/cultural and behavioural sciences, (multi)media and beyond.