DB:澳门设计中心的使命是什么?What is your mission?
Macau Design Centre (MDC) is the first platform to give Macau designers, design enterprises and design lovers the opportunity to exchange, promote, learn and cooperate. MDC aims to promote ‘Macau Good Design’, help the Macau local design brands and companies to build up their business and assist local designers and related companies in extending their network internationally.
DB: 谁会从中受益?Who benefits?
It is no doubt that the establishment of the Macau Design Centre is a boost to develop Macau’s cultural and creative industry. It helps local design companies and designers to open up markets in Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and abroad, letting more people know about Macau design.
DB: 能告诉我们“澳门BOM设计”的概念是什么吗？Tell us more about the concept: “BOM DESIGN MACAU”
Macau Design Centre believes that there are lots of professional designers in Macau and they need more opportunities to show their talent on design. Those local designers deeply know the culture of Macau and they are well aware of how to make Macau better with the power of design. So, we think that people should focus more on local design and consequently using the power of local design to make Macau better.
DB：目前的多功能建筑包括舞台、商店、25个工作室、屋顶花园、展览室等等。在此之前，它只是一个废弃的老工厂。你为什么选择这座建筑作为你工作的场所，你是如何把它变成今天的繁荣之地的？The current multi-functional building contains a stage, stores, 25 studios, a rooftop garden, exhibition rooms and much more. Prior to this, it was just an old deserted factory. Why did you choose this building as a venue for your mission and how did you manage to turn it into the thriving location it is today?
The reason why we chose this old deserted factory as a home to develop Macau design is that we do think design should be implemented in people’s life. The building is located in a residential area and one of the most direct ways to know more about Macau Design is to join the different kinds of events that we hold at the Macau Design Centre, such as design competitions, exhibitions, concerts etc. Here you can get the most updated information of design and arts. It attracts people including: designers, students, locals and tourists to come and visit MDC.
DB: 最近是澳门设计中心两周年纪念，自从它成立以来你们最大的成就是什么？You recently celebrated the 2nd anniversary of the Design Centre. What has your biggest achievement been since opening?
MDC is always hosting different kinds of international events, workshops and exhibitions. For example, the ‘self unself exhibition’ in Macau, the charity events by house dancing water team, the Design Seminar of several designers from Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Shenzhen and the Macau Irish Festival Design Yard are successfully held at MDC.
For more information: http://dcmacau.com
DB: 澳门是如何影响你事业发展的呢？How has Macau as a location influenced your venture?
Macau is a place where Chinese and Western cultures are well integrated. In this culture background, Macau design becomes special and unique with different cultural elements. In recent years, Macau government also focuses on developing the cultural and creative industry, which provides a good foundation and motivation for the local design companies and Macau Design Centre. But for the current state, it still needs a long time to become mature.
DB：对于我们的读者来说，有什么激动人心的事情值得期待吗?他们又如何参与其中? Are there any exciting events coming up for our readers to look forward to and how can they get involved?
The 11th Macau Design Biennial is organised by Macau Design Association. It started in May this year and for the upcoming December, we will hold the award ceremony and exhibition to showcase the excellent design from all over the world. Please keep following our Facebook (Macau Design Centre) Macau Design Biennial facebook Macau Design Biennial), the official website (www.dcmacau.com) , http://www.macaudesignbiennial.com/en/ and the wechat platform (MDCMACAU).