The slogan, "Yes! We're Open!" puts the focus on Kaohsiung's issues. We welcome city government departments, designers, manufacturers of brand name products, and businesses to join us.
During the 2017 KDF we are opening up the city and its design to all!
Taiwan is surrounded by the ocean, and open to the world. Kaohsiung is the largest harbor city in Taiwan, and has a lot of experience in urban design, industrial transformation design, and many other experimental designs. Kaohsiung's transportation, architecture, mass media and other venues can provide the rest of Taiwan with plenty of examples to exchange and consider.
This year, KDF has adopted an even more open-minded attitude, while also keeping a steadfast pragmatic approach. We hope to attract more showcases from overseas while inspiring more pragmatists to meld design into their everyday lives.