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Taipei world design conference to highlight sustainable living

2013/06/30 14:18:55

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The 2013 Taipei World Design Conference will explore social design and sustainable living in an effort to use design to tackle problems faced by cities, organizers said Saturday.

The conference, to be held July 3, will feature speakers from Taiwan and Denmark, including Nille Juul-Sorensen, chief executive officer of the Danish Design Centre, Jens Martin Skibsted, co-founder of Denmark-based design group KiBiSi, and Thomas Hammer-Jakobsen, co-founder of Danish consultancy firm Copenhagen Living Lab.

They will deliver lectures on topics including sustainable ideas, using design to improve life, and increasing the quality of citizens' lives through user-centered innovation.

The one-day conference, jointly organized by the Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Trade Council of Denmark in Taipei and Taiwan Design Center, will take place at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

It is part of a series of activities held by the Taipei city government to celebrate World Industrial Design Day on June 29, which has the theme "Open 24 Hours" this year.

As part of the celebration, 10 design groups, including the Taiwan branch of iF international Forum Design GmbH, will be open until July 3 for the public to visit and observe the everyday life of a designer, organizers said.

(By Christie Chen)