When: May 01~15, 2009
Kaohsiung, new design, we're back again!
Port city, from heavy industrial to portable.
There is a design festival full of life and creativity about to kick off at the 'Port City' of Taiwan. Carrying on the theme of KDF08: LOVE, DAT (Designer Association of Taiwan) and the Kaohsiung City Government are working hand in hand this year, applying the concept of 'PORTABLE' to spread the vitality of creativity with each of the participants. Starting with the foundation of KDF, emerging in the local cultural and architecture of Kaohsiung, we can't help but acknowledge the fact that it is a city undergoing change. Following the steadfast character of blue collars, Kaohsiung is transforming itself from a heavy industrial port into a world class cultural center.
Continuous evolution of design
Now is the time for innovation. While in Germany, there's DESIGNMAI; In London, there's The London Design Festival, the local talents in Taiwan are ready to step up to the game too. Now we can proudly shout out: Taiwan has KDF! KDF09' PORTABLE is not only suggesting that design/creativity is integrated in our everyday lives, we'd also like to emphasize its 'portability', able to be taken,moved and accessed by anyone, anytime. Design needs to be constantly diversified and challenged for the future. What kind of sparks would be created when international masters meet Taiwanese new comers? Why anticipate when you can see for yourself?