Topic│ Taipei Issuuuue
Curator│Agua Chou, Director of Agua Design
Co-Curatorial team│5% Design Action, Chinese Institute of Urban Design + Cxcity, City Yeast x basurama, Alice Wang Design, Continuum & IxDA Taiwan, E-Ti x REnato lab, archicake
“The depth of a city’s culture lies in its connection between life and design.” ” This exhibition, linking 6 international open call teams, 8 international designers in residence, and the projects for introducing design to public policies in Taipei, explores life issues closely related to us in diverse perspectives and mind-sets. With Taipei as the starting point, the exhibition acts as the stage and promotes change through design so that everyone has the chance to participate in the planning for the blueprint of Taipei City‘s development in the future.
The exhibition, Taipei Issuuuue, is an exhibition with life; everything you see and feel might influence your thoughts in life. We use design to improve the living environment of Taipei citizens to condense people’s collective consensus of their investment of life. Taipei Issuuuue is an exhibition aiming to allow more people to understand the value of design. This will be a new experiment to challenge and to invest the future of the Taipei city and its 2.7 million citizens. Agua, the curator of Taipei Issuuuue mentioned that,” World Design Capital Taipei is not about showing the charm of the designers, neither the aesthetics on the surface, but a collective movement. Our energy is enough to lead us to a better Taipei.” Taipei Issuuuue contains design teams, international collaboration, designers in residence, and governmental transformation and so on. Together, this exhibition discusses the shift in thinking, the raising issues that influenced by the innervation of design in Taipei over past five years. We hope this exhibition will gather more strength for making a change in the city.