Since its inception in 2003, “Taiwan Design Expo” has become one of the largest annual design exhibitions in Taiwan. Organized by Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs, and executed by TDC, the Expo collaborates with different a municipal governments every year through call for submissions; targeting local lifestyle, culture, and unique industrial features, the Expo utilizes design thinking to reinterpret the meaning of the new age, and presents the present and future of local design and industries through exhibitions and diverse activities, hoping to explore domestic and international issues of design and industries by curating thematic exhibitions.
Generating Influences for Local Design and Cities
With rapidly developing technology and changing social values, a coexisting, harmonious, yet contradicting relationship exists between the past and future, and traditions and modernity, of industry and life, in which “Design” plays an important role of converting and mediating. From a human-oriented perspective, and through connection of the uniqueness of a city and expertise of design, design can be utilized to examine and comb through the features of the city to reedit locality through diverse aspects and build an urban brand.
The core value of “Taiwan Design Expo” is to continuously elevate the people’s design aesthetics; combining resources of the industry, academia, and government, the Expo aims to bridge multiple parties, including industries, designers, general public, and government agencies, to turn the whole city into a stage of aesthetics. In addition to showcasing magnificent grandeur, another aim is that, after the Expo closes, all the essences and nutrients facilitated by the Expo can remain in the host city, and continue to mature, opening up another door of great influences for the host city through design.