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International Design House Exhibition opens in Taipei

by Sophie Cullen on Oct 13, 2016 in Lifestyle , Products
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All images courtesy World Design Capital Taipei 2016

All images courtesy World Design Capital Taipei 2016

Today, saw the official opening of a signature event for World Design Capital Taipei 2016 (WDC), International Design House Exhibition

Taking place in Taipei's historic Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, the exhibition kicks off a number of major WDC events taking place in Taiwan’s capital this month. Expected to attract over 800,000 visitors, the opening ceremony was officiated by President Tsai Ing-wen who was joined by the Minister of Economic Affairs Chih-Kung Lee; Mayor of Taipei City Ko Wen-je; Prof. Mugendi M'Rithaa, President of ICSID; and city representatives from Helsinki, Cape Town, Mexico City, Eindhoven, Kolding, and Phoenix.

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen officially opened the event

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen officially opened the event

Hoping to change the global perception around the value of design, the exhibition explores the WDC Taipei 2016 theme of ‘Sisheng: Quality of Life and Health, Ecological Sustainability, Smart Living, and Urban Regeneration’, and aims to ignite public discussion about urban development and the power of design thinking and social design projects to shape the future of cities.

The exhibition incorporates a selection of exhibits, including International City Pavilion, with participants from 13 international cities, countries, and organisations—Austria, Beijing, Cape Town, Germany, Helsinki, India, the Netherlands, Osaka, Paris, the Philippines, Switzerland and Yokohama. This project presents an inspirational exploration into how global cities can use design to face the continuing challenges of urbanisation.

Visual Taipei

Visual Taipei

Taipei Issuuuue has been curated by Agua Chou of Taipei-based studio Agua Design and showcases the results of innovative WDC Taipei 2016 projects, including the International Open Call and Designer in Residence programmes, and explores the impact of public planning and design policies in Taipei City.

In the Power of Taiwan Design Pavilion, curator Li Wei-Lang, the Creative Director for Afterain Design, presents an exhibition called Breakthrough that showcases innovation in Taiwanese design in the fields of science and technology, art and craft, and sustainability.

From Ink to Apparel-A Crossover between Calligraphy Art and Fashion Design

From Ink to Apparel: A Crossover between Calligraphy Art and Fashion Design

In Taipei Pavilion I, Page Tsou, celebrated visual artist and founder of Taipei-based studio Auspicious Design, presents Visual Taipei. This exhibition features over 300 works by renowned illustrators, graphic designers, and visual artists from around the world, including Jean Julien, Noritake and Paul Blow.

Renowned Taiwanese contemporary calligraphic artist Tong Yang-Tze presents From Ink to Apparel: A Crossover between Calligraphy Art and Fashion Design. This collaborative exhibition features the works of six up-and-coming Taiwanese fashion designers, who have interpreted Tong's art into a collection of garments.

Details

International Design House Exhibition

Venue: Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

Date: Until 30 October

Time: 10am – 6pm

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