Bandung Design Biennale (BDB) is a design festival initiated by Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) and Forum Desain Bandung (FDB) as one of the commitments of Bandung as a Design City of UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), a network that Bandung joined in 2015 to create real impacts through its design potential.
  • Event:1 October – 31 October 2019
  • Opening:Opening 1 October 2019
  • Closing:Opening 1 November 2019
Bandung Design Biennale - CIRCLE

BDB is celebrated for a whole month every 2 years, taking place all across the Greater Bandung area. Launched in 2017, BDB is in its 2nd term this year, starting on 1 October 2019 and ending on 1 November 2019. BDB 2019 will have 133 participants in 89 events, in the form of exhibitions, open studios, design talks, design markets, and so on, synergising the fields of architecture, product design, interior design, graphic design, and innovation. The theme for BDB 2019 is CIRCLE, which represents the whole ‘circle’ of everyone involved in design activities: designers, makers and the public; it also resonates the message of Bandung as the Creative City Capital of Indonesia. This theme is divided into 5 categories: DIY (Do-It-Yourself), Experience, Sustainability, City, and Compact Living.

Bandung Design Biennale
Design is the way you open your mindset
Do it yourself

DIY represents the many forms of experimenting and investigating to find and learn new things that will enhance both design thinking and production steps to create new products and systems.


Experience is an approach to take design to the next level.


Sustainability comes from our concern for nature and the environmental crisis.


The city and its complexities have always been an exciting subject to learn and explore in order to find new solutions.

Compact House

Compact Living is a new lifestyle that has spread throughout Bandung.

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