The City of Taipei has announced members of World Design Capital® (WDC) 2016 International Advisory Committee – including Dublin City Architect and RIAI Council Member Ali Grehan.
The WDC 2016 International Advisory Committee, comprised of a highly respected group of seven internationally recognised experts in the field of design, include Shikuan Chen (Taipei), Ali Grehan (Dublin), Arthur Huang (Taipei), Wei-Gong Liou (Taipei), Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana (Cape Town), Manfred Wang (Taipei) and Dilki de Silva, Icsid Secretary General (Montreal), who will directly contribute to the year-long programme of events that will take place in Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei) from January to December 2016.
Since being designated WDC 2016 almost half a year ago, the City of Taipei has been working on the preparations for the yearlong programme of events. The WDC Taipei 2016 International Advisory Committee will lend their knowledge and expertise to the benefit of the implementation company in Taipei as it develops the WDC Taipei 2016 programme. Members of the WDC 2016 IAC will also play an ambassadorial role internationally, by activating their own networks and encourage international engagement.
Ali Grehan was the driving force behind the Pivot Dublin project which was the runner-up in the 2014 competition for World Design Captial. For information on Pivot, see the Pivot Dublin website.
More information on the Members of the International Advisory Committee can be found on the World Design Capital 2016 website