Seoul (South Korea)World Design Capital Seoul is hosting the Seoul International Conference, and has invited popular individuals from the business, social, cultural areas as well as domestic and international design experts. Seoul will seek to announce its accomplishments in economic, social and cultural terms, where it has achieved through the various design business that were created since its designation in 2007.

This conference will share the experience Seoul has gained as World Design Capital through its related businesses based on the perspectives of national and foreign design experts.

The official hand over will also take place to celebrate the designation of the next World Design Capital to Helsinki in 2012.

Ceremony Time: 8 December, 2010, 9:30-20:00
Venue: The Shilla Hotel Seoul
Ceremony Subject: Spreading design values through the World Design Capital

  • Session 1: Design for Sharing-Design and Reduction of Social Disparity
  • Session 2: Design for Caring-City Design for Social Values

Seoul International Conference

To know more about the World Design Capital Seoul project, visitors may register to the Seoul International Conference and view the works of fellow Seoul citizens during the 2010 designation year.

Registration for the conference must be done through the website by 30 November. There is no entry fee.

Meet the World Design Capital Seoul 2010 Supporters

The World Design Capital Seoul supporters will be stepping out into the street on the last weekend of November. It will be a chance to contemplate the accomplishments of World Design Capital Seoul as its designation comes to a close. Various promotional efforts will take place to celebrate this ending including WDC balloons, wet tissues paper with stickers, and in-person WDC supporters.

Date: 27 November, 1:00-5:00pm
Venue: In front of the Myungdong Art Theater
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About the World Design Capital®

The World Design Capital® (WDC) project is a biennial international designation created to identify and recognise cities that have effectively used design to revive the city and improve its quality of life.

Under the direction of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), the WDC will promote the importance of good design strengthening and empowering cities to use design to position their competitive advantages from a social, cultural and economic point of view.