Director of WDC Mexico City 2018 Reflects on Taipei

What can Mexico City learn from Taipei, this year’s World Design Capital? And what challenges does it face?

The News Lens
Date: 2016/10/14
By: Olivia Yang

Mexico City will be following Taipei in joining the network of World Design Capital (WDC) cities in

Photo Credit: WDC Mexico City 2018

Photo Credit: WDC Mexico City 2018

2018, aiming to transform lives through design.

Introduced in 2008, the WDC biennial designation showcases cities that have successfully used design to reinvent themselves and to improve the economic, social, cultural, and environmental lives of their residents.

Taipei was chosen as WDC 2016 in 2013 and has since held events, including exhibitions, talks and installations, to show the impact design can have on the daily lives of local people.

The latest event in the series, The International Design House Exhibition, opened on Oct. 13 at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. The grand scale exhibition showcases international and local designs. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) were at the opening ceremony.     [FULL  STORY]

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