2014 Taipei Design ＆ City Exhibition
On November 19, 2013, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) formally announced the selection of Taipei as World Design Capital for 2016. The Taipei Design & City Exhibition, which was launched in 2012, is being held for the third time this year, and will continue to build on the results achieved by the previous two Exhibitions to share Taipei’s experience with the world. Having been designated as World Design Capital 2016, Taipei will be seeking to use this year’s Taipei Design & City Exhibition to build an international social design platform that can support exchange and cross-fertilization between the world’s most outstanding examples of social design, thereby helping to stimulate even greater achievements in this field.
The underlying principles behind the holding of the Taipei Design & City Exhibition emphasize the important contribution that design can make to contemporary urban development. At this year’s Exhibition, there will be a particular emphasis on leveraging the experience of different countries to showcase the ways in which social design can help to integrate and connect people with the cities in which they live. The bringing together of these exciting international case studies and stories in Taipei is expected to have a powerful impact, providing inspiration for future design projects and initiatives.