Co With Creation
5-13 February 2022
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is unlikely to be put to an end yet, and no one knows when the new infections will arise. This motivates us to seek out solutions and coping mechanisms to live with unfortunate and unexpected situations that people all over the world are aware of, and try to develop knowledge and know-how that are relevant to today's situation while also preparing for what tomorrow brings.
Bangkok, like other cities, is experiencing an economic downturn as a result of the lockdown measure, which has had a significant impact on people's lives. In addition to public health measures, the collecting and utilization of creativity in various aspects to allow us to continue our lives in a new normal has thus become the main purpose of Bangkok Design Week 2022 (BKKDW2022). To achieve that, the event is designed to serve as a space for creators and experts in various sectors to create and try ideas of coexistence with COVID-19 as a prelude to the possibility of the new way of life that enables us to move forward and prepare for the future.
Bangkok Design Weeks 2022, the festival's fifth edition, will take place from February 5 to 14, 2022, under the theme "Co With Creation," with a focus on three aspects: 1) encouraging creators' creativity and experimentation to create new normal lifestyles, 2) supporting creative businesses and communities to generate income, and 3) revitalizing the vigor of Charoenkrung-Songwad, Samyan, Ari-pradipat, Thonglor-Ekkamai, and other districts, as well as the people in the districts, through five online and offline activities:
Showcase & Exhibition:
Showcases and exhibitions of concepts and prototypes developed by creators using their expertise and technologies to create new ways of living and produce revenue, including art installations as festival liveliness, in compliance with public health measures;
Online Talk & Workshop:
Talks and workshops in online format by Thai and international creative thinkers to share knowledge and inspire new ideas to the audiences;
Activities aimed at promoting a high quality of life through the collaboration with local residents on prototype testing for future development;
Online Event & Program:
Activities ranging from musical performances, movie screenings, and performing art, as well as parties and open houses in an online format, which will all be part of the city's celebration of creativity.
Creative flea market in both online and offline modes that encourages sales opportunities and market trials that lead to local and international business opportunities.
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 promotes Bangkok's designation 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.
Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization)
The Grand Postal Building, 1160 Charoenkrung Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10501
Tel. (66) 2 105 7400 (Tuesday - Sunday | 10.30 - 21.00)
For those interested in supporting the event
Tel: (66) 2 105 7400 #117, 127 (Monday - Friday | 09.30 - 17.30)
Tel: (66) 2 105 7400 #218, 111 (Monday - Friday | 09.30 - 17.30)