Design Hop

Design Hop is one of the most dynamic sections of Beijing Design Week. It activates key areas of China’s capital with a variety of projects and events, including exhibitions, installations, pop-ups, workshops, seminars, and lectures, and through these creates a meaningful dialogue with the contextual characteristics of its urban eclecticism and local communities.

Design Hop facilitates the resourcefulness of design thinking by enabling long-term ‘making’ unbounded by the event-focused temporality of a single week: from the traditional alleys of old Beijing to the surreal atmosphere of new hubs of contemporary art and design, it manifests as "process" - an incubator of engaged action and reflection around the Chinese urban realm.

Started in 2011, with two core areas (751 D.Park and Dashilar), Design HOP has grown to cover iconic locations around four municipal districts (Haidian, Chaoyang, Dongcheng, Xicheng) by establishing productive dialogues among private and public counterparts, and enabled the effective implementation of programs that bring institutional and social forces onto common ground.

In 2014 Taikoo Li Sanlitun joins Design HOP as a new core area of BJDW.
Design HOP is: DSL Alley (Dashilar), 751 Intl Design Festival (751 D.Park), CCD – The Community (Caochangdi Art Village), Sanlitun Crossing (Taikoo Li Sanlitun), CMM (China Millennium Monument), and a variety of spots around Beijing.