In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Sister Cities Relations between the District of Columbia and Beijing, China, the 'Design@+' exhibit and series activities will be unveiled on July 7, followed by a series of public programs, panels and pop up artisans till July 11, 2014.
The Initiative aims to bridge the industry-focused conversation between two capital cities - Washington DC and Beijing.
Washington DC is experiencing an urban renewal: a myriad of new retail, restaurants and entertainment options have brought the city national recognition as a vibrant and innovative destination. 'Design@+' is about celebrating different dimensions of design with the belief that art and culture are essential to the vitality of today’s metropolis, making it a better place to live, work, and play.
The design exhibit includes approximately 80 contemporary designs by DC-based and Beijing-based designers, covering the categories of industrial design, fashion design, interactive and graphic designs. Public programs are FREE to the visitors.
Design@+ was produced in collaboration with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, State-owned Cultural Assets Supervision and Administration Office of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, China International Design Industry Union, Beijing Design Week, Corcoran College of Art+Design, Apartment Zero, DC Fashion Foundation and Studio 202.