Seoul Mayor, Oh Se-hoon welcomed everyone to the ‘2010 Seoul Design Fair’ opening on September 17. More than 1,500 people gathered at Jamsil Seoul Stadium to celebrate the opening of the twenty-one day festival.
Mayor Oh expressed his belief that this Seoul Design Fair will entertain various international tourists, as the number of participating companies doubled this year compared to last year, and the number of programs increased as well.
This Seoul Design Fair is designed to encourage visitor interaction. For example, a ‘Green Performance’ took place at the opening. Visitors actively participated in the ‘Green Performance’, which consisted of an orchestra performance using instruments made out of recycled materials, called the Ping-pang-pong Gala, and a children’s choir performance.
In particular, one thousand people who applied for participation online in advance were invited to the opening. These thousand people sent messages using smart phones at the opening ceremony, and these messages were displayed on the large screen.
This Seoul Design Fair is taking place at Jamsil Sports Complex and four design clusters (Hongik University at Mapo, DDP at Dongdaemoon, Sinsa at Gangnam, and Digital complex at Guro) until October 7. Various programs to let visitors see, feel, and experience art are waiting for ▴ children, who will see ‘design that helps build creativity’ ▴ women, who will see ‘design incorporated in everyday life’ ▴ designers and students, who will ‘share knowledge and communicate through design’ and ▴ disadvantaged people, who will ‘experience design that cares for others.’
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