From this year’s statistics on Best Design winners, we see young Taiwanese designers leading the way in huaren design, many of whom center their design concepts on social and environmental issues.
Different from common impression towards a “cultural center” like “educational” and “serious,” Korjaamo Culture Factory is a cultural and leisure space created from the needs of citizens. While providing meaningful cultural contents, it may surprise you that it can be that commercial, entertaining and even with so much fun. We invited Marianne Mäkelä to share their experiences in operating such an urban cultural space.
Explore the Minimum and Maximum Values of Design—Design M/m Taiwan at the Presidential Office Building
Many exhibitions have been held in the name of design over the years, and design and curation have become prominent subjects. However, by planning an exhibition in the theme of design inside the Presidential Office Building, Design M/m Taiwan provides a fresh exhibition experience to design fans.
During 2017 Creative Expo Taiwan, Associate Professor Ying-Chih Deng, who currently lectures at the Institute of Sustainable Design and Urban Planning, Technical University of Berlin, proposed a new thinking for the culture and creativity field based on his experiences in sustainable urban planning. In this issue, we interviewed Deng, who shares with us his background, research, and work experience, and the ideas behind his proposal.
The most direct reaction of consumers in these fast-growing countries to their newfound prosperity is to enjoy good food. People are choosing imported food items over similar, domestically produced products, and are increasingly willing to try exotic cuisines.
Siam Piwat began the operations of Thailand’s first international-caliber shopping mall in 1973. Although modern management systems have been introduced and adopted across the business, the shopping malls endeavor to maintain a proportion of local merchandise through setting up select shops such as The Selected and Objects of Desire Store (ODS) to safeguard Bangkok’s own innovative brands.
Taiwanese studio Bito earns Bronze Cube in ADC 96th Annual Awards for Golden Pin Design Award 2016 ceremony opening video
Taiwanese motion graphics studio, Bito, have yesterday taken home a coveted Bronze Cube in the Craft in Motion category at the ADC 96th Annual Awards for their work on the Golden Pin Design Award 2016.
Letterpress Playing Cards － Joint Exhibition of 54 Creators: Prologue to a Revival of Traditional Printing
As traditional print shops face a continuing decline of the industry, attempts have been made in recent years to restore letterpress printing to its former glory by introducing contemporary approaches to address modern needs. What other possibilities are there? Here’s a guide to a group exhibition held by fifty-four artists showcasing playing cards that they have produced to revitalize letterpress printing.
Tokyo is considered the trend capital of Asia. A product that becomes popular in Tokyo can then be labeled as a Tokyo bestseller and distributed to other major cities in Asia. However, not all products are able to gain footing in the Tokyo market.
Try to Be Part of the Dialog, There Is No Need to Define Oneself Too Early: Creative Expo Taiwan 2017
In recent years, the question most often encountered by people in creative industries is how to make life better. In the process of this cultural construction, however, it may be possible that we have defined ourselves too quickly. The following is an interview with Wang Yao-Pang, a curator for the Creative Expo Taiwan 2017.