Guest City Program

The Guest City program is a key section of BJDW. Every year, one international city is made the protagonist of China’s most influential design event with a series of theme exhibitions, special curatorial projects, and public programs to introduce the world’s creative traditions and histories to local audiences.
The project was born out of the desire to empower a Global Creative Cities Network with the ability to implement visionary solutions to common challenges, build a bridge between Beijing and other international design cities, and also bring the creative and design industries together with commercial resources.
The program is built as a conversation between cities as strategic economic and cultural constructs, and sets forth long-term cooperative frameworks between municipalities under key sectors for commercial, academic and cultural collaboration to foster urban growth.