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