Forging Alliance of Circularity through Design, Connecting with the World from Taiwan
In 2022, organized by the Industrial Development Bureau under Ministry of Economic Affairs, executed by TDRI, and curated by CHU-Studio,
Exhibition Area 2: “ECHO – Proposed Actions” showcases circular design products, allowing visitors to physically perceive the scenario of being surrounded by circular merchandise through simulation of familiar spaces from daily life, office, to outdoor market, and understand that circular life can be sophisticated and wonderful. The exhibition area also calls for consumers to launch consumer actions to set circularity in motion, achieving the mission and vision of localization is internationalization and rotation for circularity.
Exhibition Area 3: “ECHO – Exploration of Possibilities” integrates exhibitors with the “Pandemic Section” and “Designers Section” using the Five Circular Business Models by Accenture and presents future designs, such as innovative flow of design and design strategy, to bridge the commercial and design ends for circular opportunities. The area showcases new materials made from recycled waste materials and consumer products for diverse everyday life applications developed by Taiwanese designers in collaboration with local industries and academic institutions, promoting another important aspect of the development of circular design—rent instead of buy.
Exhibition Area 4: “360-degree International Connection” connects with public and private organizations from Denmark, Germany, Japan, and Thailand, to focus on the development of solutions for international environmental issues, corresponding international policies, and countermeasures of private organizations. Not only will they see the wonderful images of Taiwan’s landscape, the menus of “Circular Sharing Table Project” recommended and shared by celebrities will also appear on the screen. The curatorial team uses “circular menus” to combine Taiwan’s local circular design products to dialogue and exchange with international partners, displaying the spirit and look of localization is internationalization and rotation for circularity.
“Every consumption determines our future.” TDRI initiates a series of circular design activities to connect the industries through the power of design and amplify the effects of circular economy, driving the influences of Taiwan’s circular design, and ultimately setting all consumers, designers, manufacturers, and policy in motion, as whether we choose to rotate or not will be the most important decision to mankind’s sustainable revolution.
Location | Songshan Cultural & Creative Park | Taiwan Design Museum Room 01/02/03
Time | 2022.03.15 – 07.03
Organizer: Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Executor: Taiwan Design Research Institute
SOURCE: Taiwan Design Research Institute