4 – 12 February 2023

“Cities” have been transformed into “Megacities” as a result of economic development, which several obstacles in terms of overcrowding, the complexity of the resource management and city administration, social inequality, and environmental concerns, follow. When the COVID-19 pandemic occurred, cities all around the world, including Bangkok, were forced to implement human-centric city planning, which emphasizes a balance of economics, quality of life, and environment. This will result in a city of well-being that is prepared to face both external and internal difficulties.

For a better-balanced Bangkok, individuals from all sectors must join together to consider and devise a means to restore and turn Bangkok into the potential city of the new environment while meeting people’s needs as much as possible.

Bangkok Design Week 2023 (BKKDW2023) is the 6th festival, set to happen between 4 – 12 February 2023 under the theme “urban‘NICE’zation.” The festival is set to serve as the intellectual playground for creative people to demonstrate creative ideas in “making cities better,” along with inspiring and encouraging involved parties to come together to build Bangkok for the future.

urban‘NICE’zation - Let’s make ‘Urban’ nice for us all.

BKKDW2023 will be held in 9 districts including (1) Charoenkrung - Talad Noi (2) Yaowarat (3) Samyan - Siam (4) Ari - Pradipat (5) Phra Nakhon / Pak Khlong Talat / Nang Loeng (6) Wongwian Yai - Talat Phlu / Khlong San (7) Bang Pho (8) Phrom Phong (9) Kaset, and other districts through 4 main online and offline activities: 

  • Showcase & Exhibition 
    Showcase & Exhibition of tangible concepts and prototypes developed by creators of various fields to create new ways of living.
  • Talk & Workshop 
    Talks and workshops in online format by Thai and international creative thinkers to share knowledge and inspire new ideas to the audiences.
  • Event & Program 
    Event & Program ranging from musical performances, movie screenings, and performing art, as well as events and open houses, will all be part of the city’s celebration of creativity.
  • Creative Market & Promotion
    Creative Market Platform & Promotion in both online and offline modes that encourage sales opportunities and market trials that lead to local and international business opportunities, as well as promote sales of the shops within the district.

About Bangkok Design Week (BKKDW)

Bangkok Design Week (BKKDW) has long been a fixture on the Bangkok event calendar. It contributes to the growth of the creative industries and propels Bangkok to stand out as a UNESCO Creative City Network, Bangkok City of Design. The event is organized by Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization) or CEA, in collaboration with over 60 state agencies, public organizations, academia, and international institutions, as well as 2,000 designers and creative businesses, which draws an estimated number of 400,000 visitors at home and abroad.

BKKDW is a growth engine for Thailand's creative industries in a variety of ways, including showcasing creative businesses and designs, stimulating competitiveness, providing a local and international business networking opportunity, and generating economic momentum for downstream businesses such as marketing, printing, online media, galleries, cafes, restaurants, gifts & souvenirs, travel, hotels, and public transportation, and more.

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Contact us
Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization)
The Grand Postal Building, 1160 Charoenkrung Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel. (66) 2 105 7400 (Tuesday - Sunday | 10.30 - 21.00)

Festival Sponsorship
Tel: (66) 2 105 7400 #117, 127 (Monday - Friday | 09.30 - 17.30)

Festival Participation 
Tel: (66) 2 105 7400 #136, 137 (Monday - Friday | 09.30 - 17.30)

Tel: (66) 2 105 7400 #218, 111 (Monday - Friday | 09.30 - 17.30)