Chiang Mai Design Week 2023

Transforming Local, 2 - 10 December 2023

Chiang Mai Design Week, organized by the Creative Economy Agency (CEA), is a festival where creative professionals, including designers, artisans, artists, and entrepreneurs from Chiang Mai, collaborate to showcase innovative designs and projects aligned with contemporary lifestyles. We also invite designers and creators from other cities to share their diverse creative cultures, fostering collaboration networks and establishing business channels, both domestically and internationally, to enhance economic impact.
Driving the Creative Atmosphere, Reflecting the Power of Design for Chiang Mai 

Chiang Mai Design Week 2023 will take place from 2 - 10 December 2023. Every year, the festival aims to provide a platform for people to share their ideas, connect, and collaborate on design knowledge. It also aims to create enriching design experiences for children, youth, communities, visitors, and anyone interested in a variety of activities, including large-scale design exhibitions, talks, workshops, art activities, and music performances. This event not only brings excitement but also helps individuals comprehend the transformative power of design in enhancing the quality of life. It is organized to infuse life and vibrancy into the city, thereby creating a unique atmosphere.

The Main Venues: Klang Viang District and Chang Moi - Tha Phae Sub-District

Additionally, Chiang Mai boasts districts with intriguing spatial characteristics. The Klang Viang district, for instance, is renowned for its vibrant arts and culture scene, as well as its preservation of traditional ways of life. TCDC Chiang Mai is situated in the Chang Moi - Tha Phae sub-district, serving as a hub for contemporary design knowledge. This event has also expanded to other significant locations across the city, offering everyone the opportunity to explore Chiang Mai from unique perspectives and engage in a multitude of creative experiences up close. 

CMDW2023 Is Returning With the Theme of 'Transforming Local,' Welcoming Homecoming People to Help Drive the Local Economy

Chiang Mai Design Week 2023 is being held for the 9th time this year. The event invites designers, thinkers, creators, entrepreneurs, artists, homecoming people, and all interested individuals to join us in moving forward together under the theme of 'Transforming Local.' This concept links all inspirations and ideas to expand our existing knowledge, both old and new, with the aim of enhancing the quality of life. Various international networking programs are not only transforming the local economy but also providing competitive opportunities.
Committed to Igniting the Local Sustainable Living

This year's festival is dedicated to promoting local sustainable living and environmental friendliness. We achieve this by offering a variety of culinary culture programs that have grown from our agricultural way of life. The culinary cultures are regarded as important pillars of local wisdom, arts, and crafts, and they contribute significantly to Chiang Mai's high-potential economy. Our aim is to support local returns by encouraging various ideas and innovative approaches that leverage local resources. We bring together individuals with diverse abilities, extensive experience, and creativity to build a valuable intellectual asset rooted in deep self-awareness and identity.

Elevating Chiang Mai to a Creative City Rooted in Cultural Heritage on the International Stage

Furthermore, the festival serves as an experimental stage for nurturing potential, developing competitive talents, and generating new opportunities in the area. This endeavor aims to cultivate an environment conducive to the work of creators, designers, and entrepreneurs in the creative industry. Above all, it strives to propel the city toward becoming a creative hub with deep cultural roots. These are the cultural and artisanal abilities that have the capacity to shine brilliantly on the international stage, after all.

Creative Economy Agency (Public Organization) Chiang Mai
1/1 Mueang Samut Road, Chang Moi Sub-district,
Mueang District, Chiang Mai 50300
E-mail: 052-080-500 (312)
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