An influx of creatives has helped to revive one of the city’s oldest streets
Rather than hold fast to its designation as the ‘world’s workshop’, Taipei has decided that its future lies in design, chiefly social design. While the city’s culture and planning offices attempt to figure out how best to use this year’s World Design Capital status to advance their goals, Dihua Street, in the city’s historic centre, offers one intriguing example – of the possibilities and challenges alike – of implanting public policy by design into the fabric of the city.
For our latest issue Crystal Bennes visited the area with photographer Sean Marc Lee. Pick up a copy of the magazine (pictured below) for the full story and view some of Lee’s images of Dihua Street above
Sean Marc Lee