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Who Decides the Color of Street in Taipei? Urban Landscape Planning

World Design Capital Taipei 2016: ‘Urban Landscape Planning’ collaborates with Taiwan Power Company, conducting color ref ormation plan on 144 out of 9000+ electric boxes around Taipei City. The project also invited Taipei citizens to participate in implementing environmental aesthetics in their daily life. Based on the consensus of harmonizing the landscape, citizens were en-

couraged to propose any kinds of possibility about their color experience in Taipei. When electric boxes transform into media of aesthetics, people living in the city will also be opened up to an environment of more exquisite thinking concerning harmony and better life.

To arrange Taipei’ s urban landscape with minus thinking, starting from objects on the street.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs Project team │ City Yeast

Taipei Issuuuue No. 07

Aesthetic education of environmental color

New life of electric box

Citizen participatory design


Streets Only: Bubble Gum Package Re-design

Flipping Street Image of Taipei via Design There are many street vendors in Taipei, selling magnolia or daily necessary. Most of people are willing to help and buy, but there are still many concerns behind the act of purchasing. Does a gang control the vendors? How is the quality of commodity? Can the act of compassion truly help to improve vendors’ living condition? Taiwanese designer collaborates with local vendors’ group to

design and sell exclusive packaged bubble gum only on the street. It aims at encouraging more people to develop new products for street selling, in order to flip the passive situation of street vendors. Direct purchasing will benefit street vendors with more income, and build a new form of interpersonal relationship.

To change the image of street vendor. To increase income for atypical business. To build a new form of interpersonal relationship.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs

Project team │ archicake / President Candy / Aaron Nieh / Do You A Flavor

Taipei Issuuuue No. 08

Design is everywhere

Participatory design


Taipei Corner Market : Love and Caring for Under-privileged Minority

Space Reformation of Distribution Area Social welfare institutions collect clothes for under-privileged minority as the seasons change. However, the supplies are often contained in black plastic bags, which is inconvenient for people to find clothes that suit their needs. ‘Meet Taipei: Design’ plans to create a market involving fashion design, interior design and

food design. Designers will build a market space with the homeless and open clothes shop on the street. The under-privileged can enjoy their leisure time picking up clothes and accessories comfortably, having a cup of handmade coffee, and asking designers for advices about clothing coordination.

The project expects to care under-privileged minority, to improve social relationship, to respect human dignity, and to fill the city with warmness.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs Project team │ archicake / Homeless Taiwan / Do You A Flavor

Taipei Issuuuue No. 09

Design is everywhere

Participatory design


Streets Only: Magnolia Fragrance Re-design

Flipping street image of Taipei via design What can we really do to help magnolia venders instead of simply rolling down the window and buying some in coins? Magnolia is a typical fragrant flower in Taiwan. In the past, it is used as a piece of accessories for female and a kind of offerings in temples. Nowadays, it is usually placed as interior fragrance. However, fresh magnolia doesn’t last long and its production is easily effected by weather. Vendors often face the situation that they have no flowers

for selling. The project collaborates with domestic fragrance industry, developing magnolia fragrant disc, which is durable, likeable and can be produced stably. Creativity can be used to reform the field where we are familiar with but too timid to get close to. Adapting design to the society, we may bring benefit to more street vendors.

To change the image of street vendor. To increase income for atypical business. To build a new form of interpersonal relationship.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs Project team │ archicake / HIM Inc. / Do You A Flavor / IGcar

Aromate Industries Co. Ltd. /

Taipei Issuuuue No. 10

Design is everywhere

Participatory design


Visual Creativity: Re-designing Ads in MRT Station

Adapting visual design to public spaces, making ads attractive and understandable. MRT has become an indispensable part of daily life in Taipei, while MRT stations inevitably represents cultural spaces of the city. As the 20th anniversary of MRT meets World Design Capital Taipei 2016, Department of Cultural Affairs invites designers to bring something new to the public spaces in MRT stations. Inspired with abundant imaginations, re-designed MRT stations will transform into wonderful scenery of Taipei City.

MRT collaborate with 15 designers for the first time. Exquisite designs breathe new life into stations.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs Project team │ UID Create

Taipei Issuuuue No. 11

Design is everywhere

Participatory design


The City is a Stadium

Urban Landscape Planning

City provides residents with convenient life. Therefore, people tend to do less exercise in a modernized city. The project expects to create a healthy city with all the citizens while greeting the coming of 2017 Summer Universiade Taipei. The design is inspired by elements of sport on the background of an extending landscape from faraway to close-up, in order to

convey an energetic atmosphere and sportsmanship. The space in front of NTU Sports Center is planned to demonstrate the times and calories burn of circulating NTU campus by different sports. The more often residents exercise, the healthier a city becomes.

To blend healthy lifestyle into local environment. To reform sport spaces in the city.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs Project team │ City Yeast

Taipei Issuuuue No. 12

Promoting sport spaces in the city

Citizen participatory design

Aesthetic education of environmental color


Bike Lane: Imagination Flying High

Urban Landscape Planning

Taipei City focuses its infrastructure development on carbon reduction and promoting downshifting lifestyle, which makes bicycle policy a major project of Taipei City. Designers invited students from Jian-An elementary school to join the workshop of designing 4.2 km long Fuxing N.& S. Rd. bike Lane. Based on the discussion concerning issues such as colors in the city, color

education, as well as image of future life, they expect to discover interesting scenes in the city that inspires people on realizing how designs can participate in daily life. When one meets the design on the bike lane, he/she will smile out of understanding.

Designers and citizens work together creating new urban landscape. Imagination makes public places infinite.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs Project team │ City Yeast

Taipei Issuuuue No. 13

Design is everywhere

Friendly bike Lane

Aesthetic education of environmental color


Bike Lane : Wonderful Communication

Urban Landscape Planning

Cycling infrastructure is one of the indicators for assessing sustainable cities. There are 257 U-bike rental points in Taipei, which makes commuting more convenient and helps cultivating local culture. An earthwork using the space of Wanlong substation near a U-bike rental point illustrates

daily life of bikes. Residents are invited by designers toco-create the earthworks for the public space. Imagination makes riding bikes in the city so attractive.

An earthwork illustrating daily life of bikes demonstrates the lohas lifestyle in the city.

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Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs Project team │ City Yeast

Taipei Issuuuue No. 14

Riding on a good mood

Opened-up imagination of spaces

Citizen participatory design


Aesthetics of Streets : Let’s Start from Signboards

Meet Taipei: Petit Signboard Manufacture Interaction between the city and us are often stimulated by random objects in daily life, such as the color of a building, a feature of a plant, or a lovely petit signboard. Seeing thousands of signboards, we find our own taste of living life. Signboard uses the most straightforward way of communication in the city. The color, shape, word influences the atmosphere of urban space. In

other word, signboard plays an important role in visual landscape. For us, signboard presents in our common memory of Taipei, serving as a kind communicator in the urban jungle. Using multiple materials to write the story for signboards in the city. We expect that these exquisite designs will impact on our fellow citizens.

Signboard presents a collective aesthetic attainment of all citizens. New signboards made with harmonious colors, multiple materials, exquisite fonts, refined crafts, and stories of the shop will mold a new landscape for the city.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs Project team │ archicake (2015 - 2016) / City Yeast (2013 - 2014)

Taipei Issuuuue No. 15

Memory point of city

Aesthetics of signboards

Popularization of design from enterprises to citizens


Evolution of Night Market

Street Foods Reformation Project: Ningxia Night Market Neon lights, crowd noise and delicious smells. Ningxia Night Market feeds Taipei residents with tasty foods, and preserves the appearance of early Taipei. The well-known ‘Qian-sui (meaning: a thousand years old) Banquet’ creates a new style of dining. ‘Qian-sui Bar’ plans to provide visitors with comfortable dining space. ‘Taiwan Style Fruit’ vendor cart is designed with

new structure, logo and color coordination, in order to be more convenient for venders, as well as convey a feeling of cleanliness and the confidence of food safety to consumers. The new design of vendor cart may shorten the distance between vendors and consumers.

Designers re-define the dining space of night market, reform vendor carts, and adapt design to the field of daily life.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs Project team │ DOT Design / archicake

Taipei Issuuuue No. 16

Vendor cart improvement

Dining space re-design

Participatory design


Value of Recycling: Re-defining Food-Waste

Food-waste in Taipei City being Collected and Transformed into Biomass Alcohol In order to implement food-waste recycling as a part of multiple resource recycling policy, Department of Environmental Protection plans to construct small-scale experimental facility for transforming food-waste into biomass material. Through the process of microbial fermentation, carbohydrate in food-waste

biomass can be transformed into alcohol for reuse. The environmental protection showcase is designed with the concept of LOHAS. Visitors can learn and think about the value and meaning of food-waste recycling while experiencing environmental friendly products.

To think about new value from food waste through recycling and transformation experiment.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Environmental Protection,

Taipei City Government

Project team │ Neihu Refuse Incineration Plant

Taipei Issuuuue No. 17

no virgins

Anti-bacteria biomass alcohol

Polyester Clothing

Environmental friendly trendy chair


Re-defining City Cleaning Works

Design Project: Equipment Renovation for Taipei City Cleaning Squad Cleaning squad is on the front line of city sanitary! There are about 4000 members in the squad, and there are more than 2000 members start their day with daily street cleaning in early morning.The construction for detailed cleaning will begins through renovating the equipments of our city cleaners, and integrating street storing with cleaning tools.

In order to find the most suitable material, the project connects designing and manufacturing sectors in Taiwan. Meanwhile, the transparent process involving government and residents has become Taipei City Government’ s model case of public design.

Changing uniform, equipment, and storage of cleaning squad = changing the city. Resolution that improves equipment of ‘shokunin’ is also a movement reforming metropolitan living environment of Taipei.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Environmental Protection,

Taipei City Government

Project team │ Agua Design

Taipei Issuuuue No. 18

Design of uniform and cleaning equipment

Design of storage box on the street

Promotional events involving residents


Tree-lined Boulevard : Pedestrian-friendly Road Demonstration Walker-oriented Design to Make Pedestrians Feel Comfortable Taipei City was mainly planned for the use of cars and scooters, yet with the development of MRT, the number of pedestrians has increased. Hence, it’s time to re-design it with a people-centered approach. In the project, three sections were chosen for road demonstration, including Sec. 5 and 6 of Roosevelt Road, Sec. 3 of Xinsheng S. Road and of Heping W. Road. With the help of

citizens, we broaden the sidewalks and add bike lanes as well as reorganize the public facilities and plant more trees for a better look of the boulevard. We design shared cable trench to avoid multiple excavation, and we also utilize permeable pavement to allow rain to return to underground to reduce the heat island effect for a more friendly environment for the pedestrians.

To use permeable pavement to build a sponge city. To improve pedestrian space and add biker lane.

Effects

Organizer │ New Construction Office,

Taipei City Government Department of Public Works

Project team │ 博允土木技師事務所 / Classic Design & Planning Co., Ltd

Taipei Issuuuue No. 19

To set up permeable pavement

To reorganize facilities and plant trees


Signage System Evolution: Friendly Urban Public Space

Multi-directional Traffic Flow Planning Tailored for the User The current signage in the Municipal building has been there since 1994 and has never been changed ever since then despite the reorganization of each bureaus and the relocation of different departments. It is outdated and does not meet the requirement for the current situation. The project will systematize the signage in the municipal building. Through

design, the signage system will be closer to human nature. A concept of direction for the user will be developed through colored partition. Directional signs on walls and exit information will increase and be replaced to more suitable spots. The effectiveness of the information will be enhanced to give clear directions and to create a friendly urban environment.

Improving the municipal signage system with excellent use of visual and directive colors, and materials that are easy to maintain.

Effects

Organizer │ City Hall Management Office, Taipei City Project team │ INTERLEE CO., Ltd.

Taipei Issuuuue No. 20

Accurate Signage


Embedding Social Design in Neighborhoods

Creating a Friendly and Welcoming Community Environment for Senior Citizens Inspired by the spirit of "Active Aging by World Health Organization” and the philosophy of " United Nations Principles for Older Persons, " Taipei City Bureau of Social Affairs combines them and create a quality living environment for senior citizens that is good for their health, safety, and community involvement. With social design vision and the help of mutual care and support among the community, the process and spatial design of food

service in various places where senior citizens gather will be improved. In addition to developing sound policies to improve the welfare of senior citizens, what’s even more important is to care and help raise the self-affirmation and dignity of the elderly population, covering various aspects of experiences related to health, space, and the society.

Effects

Introducing design into the living area of the senior citizens to create a better living experience.

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Social Welfare Project team │ LeftBrain Co., Ltd.

Taipei Issuuuue No. 21

Enhancement of Food Services

Marketing Promotion

Spatial Comfort Level


Cantilever-roof Bus Shelters Leaving More Space on Sidewalk for Pedestrians New Thoughts on Bus Shelters Design The main difference between the new bus shelters and the existing regular ones is the design of “Cantilever-roof.” It gives back spacious sidewalks to the public in response to public demands for friendly environment for pedestrians as well as passengers waiting for buses.

Through professional design, the concepts of innovation, proactivity, and user-orientation are integrated into the new bus shelters. It allows a perfect balance between appealing appearance and space accessibility for pedestrians. More people will be attracted to take the public transportation.

Transforming the city substantially through injecting creative design into urban development and governance.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Public Transportation Office Project team │ 凃秀瑋建築師事務所

Taipei Issuuuue No. 22

Quality Waiting Space for Public Transport


Integration of Disaster Prevention Information for Instant Safety Flash

Safe & Smart City- Mechanism of Integrated Disaster Management A safe & smart city is able to not only integrating information from the government but also providing effective information for disaster prevention and rescue to the security maintenance personnel and the general public instantly. Taipei City Disaster Prevention and Rescue Information Network invited the public, experts in the field of design, as well as experts in the field of disaster prevention to participate in the project and do design thinking together.

With comprehensive information from different departments, and integration and enhancement of function, information display system turned into map on Taipei City Disaster Prevention and Rescue Information Network. The most instant information concerning disaster prevention and rescue is provided with the creation of Taipei City Disaster Prevention App.

Providing detailed, real-time and complete information on disaster prevention and rescue, to allow public servants and the public to take precaution and emergency management.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Fire Department

Project team │ International Integrated Systems, Inc.

Taipei Issuuuue No. 23

Adaption of design


User-oriented Integration of Disaster Prevention Information Establishing Urban Security Mechanisms & Strengthening Public Response Capacity and Resilience Against Disasters Information will be easier to read and access through integrating and expanding existing information, following the decision-making mechanism, and introducing design into visual conveyance of the information system. This will consequently improve the efficiency of decision-making as information and intelligence can be utilized more effectively. Taking into consideration that differ-

ent information is required for the chief executives or related personnel to make the right decision when handling disaster management, services processes and visual communication are implanted into the "Mapping Information Display System," the "Taipei City Disaster Prevention App," and the "Taipei City Disaster Management App" to integrate the interface.

Introducing elements of design into the development of disaster prevention information integration system through user engagement and communication with the design professionals.

Organizer │ Taipei City Fire Department

Project team │ International Integrated Systems, Inc.

Taipei Issuuuue No. 24

Effects

Risk Reduction

Enhancement of Disaster Response Capacity and Resilience


Constructing Human-based Emergency Shelters

Improving the Efficiency of Spatial Usage, Maintenance and Management of Emergency Shelters The current space planning and facilities arrangement of the emergency shelter will be improved with the elements of design injected into the management and planning of the shelters. The applicability and safety design of the shelters will be re-examined and re-evaluated. To find out the problems in the disaster evacuation operating procedure, the procesure will be put to

actual operation through education training, workshops and drills in both indoor and outdoor shelters. After reviewing the results and analyzing the feedback gathered through survey questionnaire, adjustment can be made to improve the design of the evacuation system, making it more suitable for the needs of the users and the management personnel.

Making the establishment and operation of the emergency shelter conforming to the demand-oriented planning via discussion between citizens and expert designers.

Organizer │ Taipei City Fire Department

Project team │ National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Taipei Issuuuue No. 25

Effects

Improvement of Emergency Shelter

Increasing Management Efficiency


Disaster Prevention × Design × Community= Safe & Livable City Creating Taipei City Disaster Prevention System through Interaction between Community Organizations The Demonstration Project of Disaster Prevention System has taken into consideration that when large-scale disaster breaks out, the rescue force of the government may not be able to go to every single corner of affected areas right away, so the only way to efficiently reduce the impact and harm caused by disasters is to strengthen public awareness and ability to help themselves

and each others. With community visits, feedbacks of environmental diagnostic information and the interaction in disaster prevention workshops, the resources of disaster prevention, evacuation direction, and emergency shelters are allowed to be presented in the form of image, digital map, and reduced scale three-dimensional models.

Improving community resilience against disasters through educating residents for disaster prevention and establishing community disaster prevention system.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Fire Department

Project team │ National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Taipei Issuuuue No. 26

Demonstration of Community Disaster Prevention

Sustainable and Safe City


Promoting Personal Emergency Survival Kits Design

Building Personal Self-help Emergency Prevention Mechanism "My Emergency Supply Kit" The “Emergency Supply Kit Design Award and Promotion” was held to promote the importance of emergency supply kit. The creativity and ingenuity of the public are brought together through the design contest.

Different from the conventional ones, the design of the new emergency supply kit is more innovative and practical. Symposiums and all kinds of media advertising and promotional activities were held to raise public awareness of emergency supply kit and it's necessary to prepare one.

Brainstorming through design activities and raising public awareness of personal emergency relief and self-help knowledge when disaster strikes.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Fire Department

Project team │ Chroncode Design Co., Ltd.

Taipei Issuuuue No. 27

Concept Embedment


To Start up New Industry and Cross-disciplinary Business in Taipei Providing Resources for Startup Entrepreneurs Taipei is on its way of becoming one of the world-class pioneering entrepreneurial cities. To closely combine the concept of "design" with technology industry, the Department of Economic Development of the Taipei City Government set up the “Taipei Co-Space” in the Neihu Technology Park Service Building.

It provides co-working space as a platform for micro-enterprises entrepreneurs and freelancers, allowing young startup entrepreneurs to generate innovative business thinking, new business mode, and more business opportunities through discussion, brainstorming, and cross-disciplinarily cooperation among the them.

Creating more business opportunities by providing co-working space for young startup entrepreneurs to encourage cross-disciplinary exchange, and innovative pluralistic thinking.

Effects

Organizer │ Taipei City Government Department of Economic Development Project team │ China Productivity Center

Taipei Issuuuue No. 28

Increasing the Number of People


Injecting User-oriented Thinking into Design of Park Landscape Fresh Look for Future City Park

“Citizens of Tomorrow” is a project that hoping to connect other groups, social communities and all citizens in the world to talk issues which based on the United National's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This project is expecting to bring up a future vision of Taiwan with a series of cross-domain forum, exhibition, workshops and many activities.

The longing and pursuing for the sustainable environment, the future development, and the international tendency are not in the past social system anymore. We are now facing challenges with opportunities and many resources. Now we could fight for our own future and fight for the wrong system with our freedom of thought and speech. We, including you.

Building second generation theme parks with the help of social participation, accompanied with the concepts of universal ecologically sustainable design.

Effects

Organizer │ Parks and Street Lights Office,

Public Works Department, Taipei City Government

Project team │ HEART Planning & Design Consultants Co., Ltd.

Taipei Issuuuue No. 29

Life is Full of Design

Adaption of design


Health Care Service in the Cloud

Self-managed health care service for 2.7 million people.

‘Health Cloud’ is launched by Department of Health in order to build an online health care system and strengthen residents in healthcare management. By creating a personal account, one can obtain health care information through the platform, and one can also view and manage his/her personal health record. The service includes the implementation of ‘Taipei Card’, which is an ID with Easy Card function. One can participates in health screening and healthcare promotional events to get points on Taipei Card.

‘Health Cloud’ strengthens the concept of Personal health management, and leads to a healthy life.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government

Project team │ Department of Information and Department of Health,

Taipei City Government

Taipei Issuuuue No. 33

Healthy City

Personal Health

Health Record Database in the Cloud


Lohas Taipei: A Senior-friendly City

Friendly Environment that Improves Cognitive Function of the Senior The proportion of senior population over 65 years old has reached 14% in 2015. As the speed of population aging accelerates, the number of people having dementia also increases rapidly. In Taipei, there is 1 in every 12 people suffering from dementia. Department of Health expects to lower the risk of having dementia by encouraging the senior to participate in creative activities

that benefit cognitive function. Board games and toy packs designed with healthcare concepts can improve cognitive function of the senior through hands-on activities. Meanwhile, learning from games enhance communications and interactions between different generations, and lower the risk of having dementia as well.

To help the senior improve their healthcare management and prevent senescence through exercising, thinking, and socializing.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government Project team │ Tatung University

Taipei Issuuuue No. 34

Healthy City

Adaption of design


Smart Taipei: New Experience for the Senior

Personal Health Management and Integrated Services for the Senior ‘Taipei U Life Village’ is the first smart life exhibition hall for the senior, demonstrating healthy life services in the aging society. The 3E concept (Education, Exploration, and Exhibition) aims for enhancing people’s knowledge about healthy aging and local aging. Citizens can learn about ’prevention of disabilities’ and ‘personal health management’ via various services such as multimedia experience, assistive device exhibition, and life-long learning.

‘Taipei U Life Village’ also creates ‘U Life’ platform. The platform integrates services provided by different sectors in one simple system, connects various resources, such as health care service center in 12 districts and community rehabilitation center, to supply citizens and the senior with advanced learning environment and sustainable social support network.

‘Taipei U Life Village’ presents the vision of building a friendly living environment, and conveys daily healthcare concepts through experiencing assistive devices.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government

Project team │ Department of Health and Department of Economic Development,

Taipei City Government

Taipei Issuuuue No. 35

Healthy City

Enhance the number of visitors


Remote Monitoring, Tuberculosis Defeating

Enhancing Medical Services with Remote Video DOTS System Tuberculosis is a infectious disease. It can be cured but the treatment takes 6 to 9 months and drug resistance occurs easily once stop taking medicine. DOTS(Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course) aims at completing the treatment. Professional observers deliver medicine and make sure the medicine is taken properly. However, it is hard to coordinate with metropolitan

lifestyle, and the delivery of medicine might cause privacy concerns in modern society. Thanks to mobile technology, remote video DOTS system does not only overcome the restriction of traditional methods, i.e. limited time and places, waste of human resource, risk of traffic accidents, but also enhances the efficiency of managing tuberculosis treatment.

Remote monitoring system overcomes the restriction of traditional methods, making tuberculosis treatment much convenient.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government Project team │ Centers for Disease Control

Taipei Issuuuue No. 36

Interactive video app

Design of service process

Smart Eco


Taipei mHealth : Community-Based Health Care for the Senior Public Health Service Design Innovation in Smart City The Taipei mHealth is a combination of a simple handy app that allows the city’s public nurses to collect heath data, a cloud management system of citizen’s health records and, most importantly, an interactive mobile health education service for senior and disadvantaged citizens. During the developing processes of the Taipei mHealth, we witnessed the passion, mission, and action of the 381 guardian angels for the Public Health of Taipei City. In 10

years, one of five Taipei residents is age 65 years old or older. The Department of Health of Taipei City demonstrates, therefore, a new ICT enabled and empowered model to strengthen the management of chronic illness through improving the elderly’s at-home health services, education and disease prevention that could help the Asian Pacific cities to face the challenges of Ageing cities.

Through joint design with our nurses and the senior, Taipei mHealth provokes a more friendly and interactive experience of home heath care.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government Project team │ OurCityLove Social Enterprise Taiwan

Taipei Issuuuue No. 37

Online health record database

Mobile health service

Multi-media health guide


Healthy Food Education Farm in Community

Healthy Urban Life Combining Universal Design, Cloud Computing, and Lohas Food Wanhua Health Service Center provides the senior with ‘barrier free’, ‘senior friendly’, and ‘senior respecting’ services. The center is made into an aesthetic space with universal designs. Health examination service is also available online for residents to manage personal healthcare.‘Food education farm’ program integrates ideas from various fields, such as age-friendly city, health promotion, garden city, smart service, social design and media

communication. Residents may enjoy the experience of participating, co-creating, and sharing with the services including roof farm, community gardening, handmade toys, multi-media guide, and audiovisual equipment. With joyful sharing meals and interesting activities, the program creates a rural, enjoyable food education farm in Wanhua District.

To encourage everyone to adopt a healthy, friendly, and sustainable lifestyle by co-learning, co-creating and sharing.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government Project team │ Wanhua Health Service Center/ Tatung University/

Chinese Culture University/ NCTU/ NTUNHS/ NTU National Yang-Ming University/ NTNU/ NTSU/ Ming Chuan University/ Soft Leader Co., Ltd./ 友善屋頂農場股份有限公司

Taipei Issuuuue No. 38

Creating food education farms for health promotion

Building a community outreach model


Safe Foods: Traceable Agricultural Products

Food Tracer Taipei: Making Foods Transparent Taipei City Government launched “FoodTracer Taipei” online platform in 2013 for citizen to trace the information about suppliers, origins, packing material, nutrition, and inspection reports from government among categories of “school lunch box”, “handmade drinks”, “supermarket food”, “night market food”, “souvenirs”, and “kindergarten food.” Transparent traces and clear inspection reports of food can allow citizen to purchase food with trust and

eat safely. Furthermore, this platform has been included into Regulation 7 of Taipei City Self-governing Regulations for Food Safety, so food suppliers who were announced by government should join the platform to secure the safety food chain.

School lunches, packaged beverages, night market foods can be checked on Food Tracer Taipei.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government

Project team │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government /

Department of Education, Taipei City Government / Taipei City Market Administration Office

Taipei Issuuuue No. 39

Maintaining food safety for consumers

Improving the efficiency of managing food trace


iMap (Food & Drug Inspection map Taipei): Find Good Quality Shops Anytime

Transparent Information of Food, Drug and Cosmetic In order to build up citizens’ confidence in food safety, Department of Health created ‘iMap (Food & Drug Inspection map Taipei)’ connecting Google maps and internal inspection system. People can find information about drug stores as well as food and beverage industry on computer,tablet or smartphone. Food and beverage industry includes tourist hotels, banquet restaurants, catering services, meal box producers, off-campus cafete-

rias, school kitchens, central kitchens, hot pot restaurants, etc. Locations and recent audit results, along with street views, shop signs, interior environments and photos can also be found on iMap. The database of pharmacies includes ‘Household Medical Waste Take-Back Station’ , helping citizens dealing with family medical waste and related inquiries.

Up-to-date information about inspection can be found anytime, anywhere on iMap with its friendly interface.

Effects

Organizer │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government

Project team │ Department of Health, Taipei City Government

Taipei Issuuuue No. 40

Transparency of information, Supervision of citizens


#國際設計師駐村交流

國際設計師駐村交流

Designer in Residence Taipei

凝視臺北

Designer’ s Gaze

來自荷蘭、英國、德國、西班牙、日本、以色列和臺灣 各城市的設計師,以「公共性」為主題,進行各式各樣 的設計研究計畫,這些計畫涵蓋城市、都市綠化、運動 健康、環保永續、動物倫理等,不僅是設計師本身對於 異地的觀察體驗,更為重要的是,各種正面交流,促進 城市與城市間、設計師與市民、設計師與設計師之間的 分享和對話,生生不息的發展。

Designers from the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Japan, Israel and other cities in Taiwan gather in Taipei. They research on various topics concerning ‘publicness’ , including city issues, urban greening, sports and health, sustainable development, and animal ethics. These research plans are not just designers’ observations of a foreign land. It is the face-to-face communication that urges conversations between city and city, designer and citizen, or designer and designer keep happening and shaping the world.

駐村設計師 Designers

Vincent Wittenberg

Bennie Meek

Charlie Evans

Victoria Ledig

Siem Nozza

Viviana Narotzky

Szu-Han, Chen

Kuang-Yi, Ku

Boaz Cohen

Sayaka Yamamoto

陳思涵

顧廣毅

主辦單位 │ 臺北市政府文化局臺北市政府文化局 / 2016 臺北世界設計之都

計畫團隊 │ archicake 築點設計

合作夥伴 │ 臺北國際藝術村 - 寶藏巖 / 英國文化協會 / 荷蘭恩荷芬市政府 / 英國倫敦金匠大學設計學院

Taipei Issuuuue No. 41


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Forest Bathing In Taipei Green Experience in the City

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Vincent Wittenberg & Bennie Meek Vincent Wittenberg is a socially engaged public space designer and researcher. In his unsolicited work, he reacts to locations, situations and plans, both physically and conceptually. Vincent works with an open and critical approach and act based on research. Bennie Meek, social designer that explores contemporary ways in which people can relate to nature.In 2012, Bennie received his master's degree at the department Social Design with the project A New Application For Urban Green. He is specialized in developing concepts conducting empirical research and combining critical analysis with intuitive design methods. Vincent Wittenberg and Bennie Meek have founded VERS: Eindhoven’s first neighbourhood based ‘social design’ collective.

Co-existence of nature and city, is the precondition of a sustainable environment.

Since they arrived in July, Dutch designers Vincent Wittenberg and Bennie Meek have walked and discovered the streets of Taipei. Through their observation, the most impressive thing about the city is the relationship between people, city and nature. “People’s attitude towards nature here is very different from Netherlands,” said the designers, “In our country, trees that don’t grow straight would be removed. But in Taipei, people even put supports around the trees to let them stretch freely. ” The concept of “Forest Bathing” was first introduced by the Orient, it also demonstrates the benefits the nature could bring to health and wellbeing. With the theme “ Taipei Forest Bathing”, the team collects green stories of residents in the city, taking them outdoors through a path of “Forest Bathing”, and draws attention from bustling citizens by mob shows, highlighting the lively plants and trees that live along with the city. The team expects the citizens to re-experience the urban nature, and rebuild the imagination of urban parks.

Organizer │ Department of Cultural Affairs/ Taipei City Government/ World Design Capital 2016 Executive Organizer │ archicake

DIR Partners │ Taipei Artist Village/ Treasure Hill/ British Council Taipei/ Eindhoven Brainport Development/

Goldsmiths/University of London

Taipei Issuuuue No. 42


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Body Buildings

How Enviornment Constructs Our Bodies

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Charlie Evans Charlie Evans is a designer and educator. His research is currently focused on gender and performance and where they intersect at a socio-economic-political level. He employs a materially driven practice; producing objects, architecture and performance to drive investigation and knowledge production. Whilst traditional pieces of design do emerge through this practice, his outcomes are best described as interactions / events / theories / speculations / critique. Charlie is a Technical Tutor in the Design department at Goldsmiths. He is the director of The Yes Bureau, a small design and research studio based in South London. His current research is examining professional wrestling as a cultural, ethical and political practice.

Besides the nature of our bodies, we are also shaped by the society we live in.

“Our bodies are small architectures, a constructed and designed space within which we live. ” British designer Charlie Evans introduced such concept as “Body Buildings”. After his arrival, Charlie had been investigating how the citizens of Taipei understand, imagine and apply their bodies across their daily routines. His work includes participating in firefighter training sessions, trials for professional wrestling practises, and morning workout at 228 memorial park, even by setting up a big, red, Taiwanese-styled vendor cart “最大膝關節” at GongGuan night market to interact with the crowds. Through his investigations, Charlie observed how our bodies are stimulated and shaped by the environment, society and other external factors. In his Body builder workshop, Charlie shared his design method, which begins from sketches that motivate observations and selections. From observing to practising, citizens were invited to find out the key effects the surroundings have on our bodies.

Organizer │ Department of Cultural Affairs/ Taipei City Government/ World Design Capital 2016 Executive Organizer │ archicake

DIR Partners │ Taipei Artist Village/ Treasure Hill/ British Council Taipei/ Eindhoven Brainport Development/

Goldsmiths/University of London

Taipei Issuuuue No. 43


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Waste Craft

Enhance Re-creating Process of Waste Material

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Victoria Ledig Born in Wentos, Lithuania and grew up in Yakutsk, Russia and Berlin, Germany. Victoria Ledig graduates from the Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands, with a background as a trained carpenter. Her work moves comfortably along the often blurry edges between contemporary design and art. Being a tactile designer with a focus on material development, sustainable fashion and textiles, Victoria uses the available waste materials in combination with local textile techniques - as weaving, knotting or tying - to create tangible waste sur-faces.

Discover the potential of waste materials through design.

A tactile designer with a focus on material development, sustainable fashion and textiles, Victoria Ledig makes waste materials into fabulous creations. Through fieldworks, Victoria found that the recycling system of domestic wastes in Taipei is rather complete compared with the one of industrial wastes, it was at this point she started to collect and try to make use of those materials. At her workshop “Waste-craft” of the residential project, Victoria invited professional designers and creators to explore the potentials of waste materials. By providing a new perception of industrial wastes, Victoria tried to engage factories and creators in a long-term collaborations to enhance the whole production process.

Organizer │ Department of Cultural Affairs/ Taipei City Government/ World Design Capital 2016 Executive Organizer │ archicake

DIR Partners │ Taipei Artist Village/ Treasure Hill/ British Council Taipei/ Eindhoven Brainport Development/

Goldsmiths/University of London

Taipei Issuuuue No. 44


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Do It Together

A Way of Building Connection

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Siem Nozza After his Psychology sidestep at the Maastricht University Siem Nozza graduated cum laude as creative communication manager. He has been concept developer ever since for both events as brands such as MTV and Coca-Cola. In 2013 he started to develop new ways of making regions more sustainable by attracting its parties to already existing events like Extrema Outdoor and Solar Weekend. Through his practice of the events, slowly the DIT concept has been developed. DIT, as the initial of Do It Together, aims at making the region more sustainable by combining needs of the local creatives, schools, companies and government, such as science parks, Design Academy Eindhoven, TEDx, the Technical University Eindhoven and Philips. In 2015 Nozza got invited to guest teach at the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven to collectively develop new ways of experiencing events with over 150 students. The exposition took place at the first official edition of DIT.

Creating infinity in limited space with diversity.

DIT stands for “Do It Together”, an idea created by Dutch designer Siem Nozza. By organising an event based in Treasure Hill that gathers the locals, Siem expects DIT to connect local government, schools, enterprises and citizens to collaborate and to create space for communication amongst social organisations to understand and to fulfil each other’s needs. Taipei is a humane city with a rich, diverse oriental culture, where wisdom across generations and vigour of the youth can give each other strengths. DIT is composed of a local dinner and an open day at Treasure Hill, bringing together the government, industries, schools, residents, with influential guests and activists of different nationalities. Through food, music, exhibitions and all sorts of interactive connections, DIT is meant to be a dialogue of infinite possibilities.

Organizer │ Department of Cultural Affairs/ Taipei City Government/ World Design Capital 2016 Executive Organizer │ archicake

DIR Partners │ Taipei Artist Village/ Treasure Hill/ British Council Taipei/ Eindhoven Brainport Development/

Goldsmiths/University of London

Taipei Issuuuue No. 45


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On Common Ground

Sketches and Sharing of Emotions in Urban Life

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Viviana Narotzky Dr Viviana Narotzky is an independent scholar, writer and curator. She is President of ADI-FAD, the Spanish Industrial Design Association based in Barcelona, and a Trustee of the Spanish Design History Foundation. She has been the founder and Director of the International Open Design / Shared Creativity conference, part of the Barcelona Design Festival.

Draw your own emotional map of Taipei from a personal view.

City maps, on paper or digital, focus on the physical shape of the city and its landmarks. But the lived experience of the city is no less real: as we go about our daily life, our feelings and emotions are also linked to places, but no map shows them. What shape do they have? Do we share feelings about certain urban places in the same way we can share a street bench or a bus? And what place holds a unique personal meaning for each one of us? At “YOUR CITY YOUR LIFE: A Subjective Mapping of Taipei” workshop, Spanish designer Viviana Narotzky invited participants to draw a map of the city with their own memories. What matters is not the appearance of the city, but the spirit it presents. Make Taipei more than what it is, make it yours.

Organizer │ Department of Cultural Affairs/ Taipei City Government/ World Design Capital 2016 Executive Organizer │ archicake

DIR Partners │ Taipei Artist Village/ Treasure Hill/ British Council Taipei/ Eindhoven Brainport Development/

Goldsmiths/University of London

Taipei Issuuuue No. 46


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The Transform of Object in Common Experience

Precieving Daily Life in a Different Way through Every-day Objects About Designer

Szu-Han, Chen Chen Szu-Han has graduated with a master degree from Institute of Architecture ,Tainan University of the Arts and with a bachelor degree from Department of Industrial Design, Tunghai University. From the experience of designing objects and spatial art create, let her starts to focus on the relation between objects and spaces, in her opinion, object and space should be treat as an entirety instead of being discussed separately, because that there’s space exist in object, and also, space is just composed by objects, therefore, you can always see these two thinking dimensions in her works.

Draw your own emotional map of Taipei from a personal view.

Taiwanese designer Chen Szu-Han took a close look at objects used by most people on streets of Eindhoven, in order to find out common experience of the residents. By making object as a unit of construction, the designer reformed public spaces with a spatial relation objects create. With a brand-new aspect of object and space, viewers strike a chord with object-formed space and to be united with common aims.

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Besides, the base built with objects leads the views to take actions inside it and to raise awareness of the connection of their own senses with the objects. The project is expected to inspire various sensational experiences and set off a subtle space travelling and a contextual memory of space. Through them, people get to experience the familiar surroundings in a different way. At the same time, people get a new viewpoint of the city and are able to discover their own city.

Organizer │ Department of Cultural Affairs/ Taipei City Government/ World Design Capital 2016 Executive Organizer │ archicake

DIR Partners │ Taipei Artist Village/ Treasure Hill/ British Council Taipei/ Eindhoven Brainport Development/

Goldsmiths/University of London

Taipei Issuuuue No. 47


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Dolphin Eroticarium Are Human and Animals Equal?

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Kuang-Yi, Ku Kuang-Yi Ku has graduated with double master degrees with dentistry from National Yang-Ming University and communications design from Shih Chien University. He is a practicing dentist, conceptual designer as well as a new media artist. He also co-founded TW BioArt (Taiwan bioart community) to stimulate the fields of BioArt and Science + Design + Art in Taiwan. He has won the 1st prize of Taipei Digital Art Awards in 2015 with The Fellatio Modification Project, where he involves speculative design, body modification, gender studies, queer theories, and dentistry all together. His work often deals with human body, sexuality, medicine and human-animal interaction, aiming to investigate the relationships among technology, individual and environment.

A depiction of human-technology interaction through design for animals.

Do animals have the right to pursue sexual sensation and sexual diversity like human beings do? Taiwanese designer Kuang-Yi, Ku posed such question based on the relationship and interaction between animals and human, and further more, applying the research method of Design Fiction to construct a virtual land of future with Dolphin Eroticarium. Nothing like a traditional park which locks up animals, this playground is built open and movable in their habitats. Playground facilities are sex-toy-like constructions that stimulate their activities whilst the dolphins enters freely. It is an experiment to discover the influence of science and technology on future society through art work, so as to rethink the interrelationship between human beings, technology and the environment.

Organizer │ Department of Cultural Affairs/ Taipei City Government/ World Design Capital 2016 Executive Organizer │ archicake

DIR Partners │ Taipei Artist Village/ Treasure Hill/ British Council Taipei/ Eindhoven Brainport Development/

Goldsmiths/University of London

Taipei Issuuuue No. 48


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(re)view

Living Experience as Inspiration

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BCXSY

(Boaz Cohen& Sayaka Yamamoto) BCXSY is an Amsterdam-based interdisciplinary design studio established in early 2007. The duo continues to carry out a wide range of projects, both in The Netherlands and abroad. Offering a balanced combination of two unique talents, the studio delivers one distinct narrative that is characterized by an emphasis on personal experience, human interaction and emotional awareness. Over the past years, BCXSY has gained international notoriety and recognition for their dedication to socially responsive projects. Their award-winning work has been featured at some of the world’s most prestigious design events and continues to capture the attention of international galleries and museums, including the acquisition of the Join screens by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the In Between glassware by the Shanghai Glass Museum, and the commissioned work, New Perspectives, by the TextielMuseum in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

A design method of regarding various sensory perceptions as inspirations.

What would you choose as an element of Taipei? With (re)view,BCXSY introduced their approach to design. Through research, reflection and critical analyzing of the subject BCXSY work on, but also of other related elements, such as the specific people they work with, their working- and living environment and the relations between those and the techniques and materials used. In the lecture, BCXSY went deeper behind the scenes of several past projects and shared the background and stories which caused them to create the final designs. During the workshop people focus on the subject of souvenirs, starting with a chosen object/image from each participant. With the guidance, the participants developed a concept for a souvenir, reflecting their personal view and relation with Taipei, providing an alternative to the common, almost universal key-chain, pencil or fridge-magnet.

Organizer │ Department of Cultural Affairs/ Taipei City Government/ World Design Capital 2016 Executive Organizer │ archicake

DIR Partners │ Taipei Artist Village/ Treasure Hill/ British Council Taipei/ Eindhoven Brainport Development/

Goldsmiths/University of London

Taipei Issuuuue No. 49

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