Hanoi Creative Design Festival 2022 to begin in Hà Nội on Friday

November 09, 2022 - 14:00
The Hanoi Festival of Creative Design 2022, themed "Design and Technology", will take place in various locations in the capital city from November 11 to 18.
Street performers at the walking area around Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyết

HÀ NỘI — The Hanoi Festival of Creative Design 2022, themed "Design and Technology", will take place in various locations in the capital city from November 11 to 18.

The event is organised by the Hà Nội Department of Culture and Sports and Architecture Magazine under the Vietnam Association of Architects, marking a new milestone in the city's transition to a creative hub.

With larger scale and expanded space, this year's festival aims to create favourable conditions for Hanoians and domestic and international tourists to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

The highlights of the festival, with a message of connecting tradition with modernity, are unique and iconic design works such as the Creative Gate, the Integration Space, and the Traditional Space. These are both places for exhibitions and performances, as well as places for residents and visitors to interact and form a new perspective on the creative capital of Hà Nội.

The installations will be displayed at 22 Hang Buom Cultural and Art Centre from November 11 to 30. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

The event is also an opportunity for organisations, experts, and local and international businesses to connect and expand cooperation, strengthening awareness of businesses and community about the field of creative design and developing cultural industries.

During the festival, nearly 50 activities and events such as exhibitions, talks, seminars, and cultural and artistic performances will take place at different locations in the city, focusing on Hoàn Kiếm District, such as the Lý Thái Tổ Monument Flower Garden, Đông Kinh Nghĩa Thục Square, the Arts and Culture Center at 22 Hàng Buồm Street, the Hồ Gươm Cultural Information Centre at No. 2 Lê Thái Tổ Street, Exhibition Hall at 45 Tràng Tiền Street, Exhibition Information Centre at 93 Đinh Tiên Hoàng Street, and the entire surrounding walking street space of Hoàn Kiếm lake.

On this occasion, many diverse activities will take place at other spaces such as the Hanoi Museum, Centre for Vietnamese Craft Village Essence in Bát Tràng of Gia Lâm District, Bắc An Khánh Urban Area in Hoài Đức District, Trịnh Công Sơn walking street in Tây Hồ District, Sơn Tây Ancient Citadel walking street in Sơn Tây Town, and the Mơ Art Space.

Children experience folk games at a festival. — Photo danviet.vn

The organizer has also launched creative design competitions for young creators in an effort to encourage young people to participate in the construction of future city spaces.

There are four contests organised during the festival, including the Public Art Design Contest 2022; the Dream House Contest; the Quick Design Competition - Preserving and Promoting Factory Heritage; and the "Hà Nội from a perspective" photo contest for teenagers.

Through the event, Hà Nội’s authorities call on all people to join hands to build the capital, from a City for Peace to a UNESCO Creative City, making Hà Nội the Creative Capital of Southeast Asia, a destination of knowledge and creativity in the world. — VNS