a view for the future
2011 is the 100th year since Republic of China established. This is a symbolic year, also a milestone, just like standing on top of an era, you can look back at the past, or lo ok to the future. Looking back on the past means to reflect, cherish, understand the history and the accumulated culture and wisdom, to be used as a rich inspiration base; look to the future means a more far-sighted pattern, thinking about how to create a more sustainable tomorrow.
The theme of Taiwan Designers’ Week’11 is WISH: a view for the future, which is to explore the designer’s view of the past, present and future, and how they look at and preserve the culture to develop into works that can influence the next generation. WISH, not only contains a prayer, but also a blessing for the infinite possibility and imaginative vision towards future.
There are 10 exhibitions and events at Taiwan Designers’ Week’11, 14 curated exhibitions at “Theme Zone”, 50 exhibitors at “3×3 Design Show”, “Rising Star” which is a project open for the public to call for good pieces of design, “Let’s Talk Design”, 15 talks were given by designers from various fields; 6 “Design Worshops”, “Design Market” on weekends, “Design Link” which cooperate with design institutions and shops to co-promote good design events, “Open House” collaborated with 7 design studios to open their door for the public to learn about their work; “Buy Design”, an online pop-up shop; “Go Design”, a project that selects design hotspots in the city. Over the 10 day duration, Taiwan Designers’ Week’11 reached 60,000 visitors, with more than 380 participated designers and 430 pieces of work showcased. Media coverage includes 7 exposures from broadcasts, 9 from TV, 10 from newspaper, 15 from magazines and more than 40 from online media.
This year, Taiwan Designers’ Week made a wish: “Wellbeing”, “Interaction”, “Sustainability”, and “Humanity”. We hope design can be communicative, interactive, sustainable and being able to respond to more possibilities in life. This is the Taiwan Designers’ Week’s own expectation, but also for designers, design, and the future that design can create.
16th September-25th September, 2011
Huashan 1914 Creative Park