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Pili Wu作品將代表臺灣參與2016世界設計之都系列展覽活動

2016世界設計之都在台北 - 2015 杜拜設計節
Embracing WDC 2016:
Taiwanese Design Shines in Dubai

16th ~ 20th March, Design Days Dubai 2015

Taipei, World Design Capital 2016

Taipei has been appointed as the World Design Capital® (WDC) 2016 by ICSID(International Council of Societies of Industrial Design)- only the fifth city to receive the honour to date

following Torino (2008), Seoul (2010), Helsinki (2012) and Cape Town (2014). In fact, since 2012, Taipei has participated in several international design fairs such as Helsinki Design Week, Dutch Design Week, Design Indaba Cape Town, 100% Design London, designEX
Sydney, and Tokyo Designers Week.

「New Craft」entering 2015 Design Days Dubai Taiwanese Design has actually been developing over the last 40 years, designers and artisans from all over Asia are drawn to the country to be inspired. Taiwan has many traditional crafts such as bamboo weaving and wood carving, in recent years Taiwanese designers have been blending these with more contemporary materials and manufacturing processes to create some very unique pieces. Through Taipei’s status as World Design Capital next year, the city aims to seize an opportunity to let the world see how Taipei’s brilliant creative energy can be applied to develop design both at home and internationally.

“New Crafts-Taiwan contemporary craft transformation” is curated by Taiwan Designers’ Web, a Taiwanese creative studio focusing on promoting the country’s design environment and connecting the world with local design and designers

The exhibition “New Crafts-Taiwan contemporary craft transformation” hopes to present an interesting collection of works that encompass Taiwanese traditional craft and contemporary vocabulary. Designer x Artisan, Re-interpretation of traditional craft
Many traditional industries have declined under the impact of industrialisation and globalisation, the collaboration of designers offered an opportunity to regenerate these ancient crafts.

(image credit : Taiwan Designers Web)

2014 / 10 / 10

「2014開普敦世界設計之都 – 改變中的城市設計展(Transforming Cities Design House Exhibition)」
於10月15日熱鬧開展,為了向來自各國的國際貴賓與媒體展現臺北作為2016世界設計之都的精神與主軸,臺北市政府也特別於本展策劃WDC Taipei 2016 – Adaptive City主題館,展現臺北如何用設計思考與社會設計的精神,提升城市的創新能量。

於10月15日開幕的「改變中的城市設計展」是2014開普敦世界設計之都的盛大活動之一,主辦單位特別選在開普敦著名地標、曾舉辦過2010年世界盃足球賽的「綠點體育場」舉行。為了能夠讓開普敦當地及國際人士感受到臺北傳統的文化特色以及創新的社會設計思維,2016臺北世界設計之都辦公室特別邀請國內知名工業設計師周育潤擔任策展人,以台灣傳統板凳作為展示台,展出臺北市政府自2013年起開始推動的五項計畫:將設計置入市民日常生活、提升城市街景的「臺北街角遇見設計」,號召市民、設計師與公務員共同發展城市議題解決方案的「臺北創意工作營」,讓設計師進駐中小學餘裕教室、讓設計教育從小開始的「設計紮根計畫」,由熱血的社會企業團體自發性為城市進行以人為本的友善設計提案的「通用設計推動計畫」,及將設計導入公共政策、增進公務人員設計思考的「清潔隊員裝備提升計畫」,呈現臺北市獨有的社會設計案例,參觀民眾可體驗不便者的困擾以及改善後的設計。此外,民眾還可在WDC 2016巨型logo前拍照支持臺北的世界設計之都計畫,現場還可立即列印出來將照片帶回家。

開幕日臺北市也邀請到包含開普敦市政府WDC執行長Richard Perez、Icsid秘書長Dilki de Silva及策略總監Andrea Springer、WDC 2016國際顧問Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana及開普敦市政府台灣駐開普敦代表處丘高偉處長等貴賓前來共襄盛舉,感受臺北的在地人文與設計能量,展覽期間至10月19日止,歡迎開普敦在地民眾前來參觀。

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( photo credit : WDC2016 TAIEPI )