The Australian Embassy in Beijing is calling for applications from Australian designers, architects, industry association representatives, individual practitioners and industry media to apply for a place in the inaugural Australian Design Industry Delegation to Beijing Design Week 2014.
The Beijing Design Week will be held from 26 September to 3 October this year. It is the first independent design festival in Beijing. It aims to offer insights into the projected future of Beijing’s urban areas and the accompanying built environment and design infrastructure, providing a unique city-wide showcase of initiatives celebrating creativity and innovation from related fields at large.
The event features several components, including an architecture and design forum, a design market-trading platform that covers a range of sectors from household, to IT and automotive, and hundreds of associated side events, receptions and exhibitions.
The aim of the ‘Australian Design Industry Delegation to Beijing Design Week 2014’ will be to encourage greater institutional and person-to-person links between Australian and Chinese design and architecture associations and industries, and promote Australian design, architecture, creativity and urbanism in China.
Launched in 2009, Beijing Design Week is supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Culture, and the Municipal Government of Beijing.
Applications will be accepted until Sunday 10 August 2014.