Design@: Sister Cities Exhibit and Festival

Event Date: 
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Included Items: 
FREE opening event on July 7 with performance by Margot MacDonald, followed by series of FREE public programs, panels, and pop up artisans till July 11.

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. 

For more information on Monday's opening as well as the public programs between Tuesday and Friday click here.

RSVP for opening (with music performance featuring Margot MacDonald!) requested, not required, to:  

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.