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  • Seoul Design Week 2016

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    Seoul Design Week 2016, a festival open to all, is being held from Sept. 22 to Oct. 2 at and around Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP).

    The annual event hosted by the Seoul Design Foundation is being held under the theme Smart City, Smart Design, Smart Life.

    Feature programs include: Smart Design Smart Life Exhibition 2016, which presents Appcessory as a way of accessing a new smart life, where people can enjoy sustainable life efficiently, voluntarily, and harmoniously together with others; 2016 Seoul Smart Mobility International Conference/Exhibition, for discussions and hands-on experience of future transportation systems of Seoul; 2016 Universal Design Seoul Exhibition/Seminar, where visitors have the chance to see examples of universal design-related stories applied to people’s everyday lives and view a debate session featuring international experts; 2016 Seoul Handicrafts Expo, concerning changes in the tableware used at ordinary Korean houses along with changes in the way meals are served; and the AGI OPEN SEOUL 2016, a design-related lecture session, where members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) share their ideas and philosophy with ordinary people.

    The AGI Special Project, the most important event of the AGI Open 2016, will introduce more than 200 works of art created by AGI members under the theme “I Love Seoul,” plus more than 50 pieces made by Korean designers. An attempt will be made for new graphic interpretation and film design production of Seoul’s city brand I·SEOUL·U in collaboration with AGI Korea.

    At Beijing Design Week (between Sept. 26 and Oct. 6), for which Seoul has been selected as a guest city, efforts will be made to share the theme of the Seoul event and hold a variety of events.

    For inquiries, please contact Jeong Hyo-soon, head of the International Relations Team for the Seoul Design Foundation at Seoul Design Week 2016 (TEL : 02-2096-0118 / E-mail : hyou98@seouldesign.or.kr).