Supported by the Ministry of Culture and organized by the Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI), the Taiwan Pavilion presents the "Swingphony" exhibition at this year’s London Design Biennale, which will run from June 1 through June 27.
Curated by Bito, an international award-winning design agency, the team uses "Swingphony" as the main concept behind its interpretation of the London Design Biennale’s theme "Resonance (共振)," which has a deeper meaning in the current climate, as it not only refers to the power of change which can be generated by each individual, but also implies that people can conquer the COVID-19 pandemic by working together.
In terms of religion, Taiwan is one of the most diverse countries in the world, embracing various religious cultures. The message of "Swingphony" is that no matter what differences there are between individuals, we can each connect with others and develop a balanced relationship with society and beyond that, the entire world. It is expected to generate discussions not only between those from the design and art industries, but also among the general public in the UK.
Taiwan's Representative to the UK Hsieh Wu-chiao(謝武樵) noted that the Taiwan Pavilion illustrates how each of us can be socially impactful, and how a synchronised rhythm inspires belief in a more harmonious world.
Established in 2016, London Design Biennale promotes international collaboration and the global role of design. It has become one of the most influential events in the industry. This year, the London Design Biennale is curated by Artistic Director Es Devlin, a well-known artist and stage designer. Under his leadership, London Design Biennale has invited participants from around 25 countries and regions, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia.