Being invited as part of the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei we also visited Taiwan to give a workshop and lecture.
11 Dutch designers and 6 Taiwanese designers were invited to display their works categorised within five themes—Earth, Aid, Care, Share, and Biotech. This exhibition allows the visitor to compare and contrast the works of designers in Taiwan and the Netherlands. It shows us how social designers use creativity with humanist concern to mediate between the land and people.
This exhibition was organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government and was part of an overture for Taipei as the 2016 World Design Capital. Curator Gina Hsu is a designer who studied in Holland. Through the five themes in this exhibition, she hopes to introduce a different perspective and reflection on society and our environment.
Thanks to the great our perfect hosts and guides Gina Hsu DHH Studio and Ben Chiu of Taiwan Designers Week.
The theme was 'Made in Taiwan'. The starting point was the taiwanese tradition of industrial production. Based on a fixed budget the group of students of the Shih Chien University were supposed to source insdustrial materials and products from local hardware shops.
With these material they returned to school to compose settings in the photostudio, to look at the available materials and products form a different perspective.
Some general impressions of Taipei, meetings and the lecture.