SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR ICOGRADA DESIGN WEEK IN DAEGU 2008

07 May 2008
Daegu (Korea) - Speakers, workshops and schedules have been announced for the Icograda Design Week in Daegu 2008! Register now to attend this inspiring event, from 4-10 July 2008.
Daegu (Korea) - Icograda Design Week in Daegu 2008 is quickly approaching!  From 4-10 July 2008, professional and aspiring designers will come together to assess the current value of design and the role of colour in the communication design profession. Co-hosted by the Daegu Design Center and the Korea Experimentation for Experimentation in Contemporary Design (KECD), these two organisations have put together a programme that offers a thought-provoking forum.

International Conference
From 4-6 July, the three-day conference will showcase twenty presentations from Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. Each speaker will interpret the theme of 'Color Value'.
  • Omar Vulpinari (Italy) - Creative Director of Fabrica Visual Communication
  • lva Babaja (Croatia) - Icograda Vice President
  • Jacques Lange (South Africa) -  Bluprint Design, Icograda Past President
  • Russell Kennedy (Australia) - Monash University, Icograda President Elect
  • David Gibson (United States) - Partner, 212 Design
  • Laura Guido-Clark (United States) - Owner at Laura Guido-Clark Design
  • John T. Drew and Sarah Meyer (United States) - authors of the 'Color Management ' series for graphic designers
  • Min Wang (China) - Design Director, Beijing Olympics, Icograda Vice President
  • Hon Bing Wah (Hong Kong, China) - Hong Kong Designers Association consultant, former Icograda Vice President
  • Shigeo Fukuda (Japan) - Chairman of the Japan Association of Graphic Design
  • Lin Pang Soong (Taiwan, China) - National Teachers College
  • He Jie (China) - China Art University, Tsinghua University
  • Kim, Su Zung (Korea) - Seoul National University
  • Chung, Byung Kyoo, AGI (Korea), Visual Information Design Association of Korea (VIDAK) chairman
  • Koo, Bohn Chang (Korea) - Photographer
  • Kwon, Ki Duck (Korea) - Gyeongbuk University
  • Nam, Keum Woo (Korea) - Keimyung University
  • Kim, Young Ho (Korea) - Daegu University
International Students Workshop
A series of workshops will explore the sub-themes of  'Color & Culture', 'Color & Media' and 'Color & Industry' from 7-9 July. Workshop leaders, who come from Japan, United States, Qatar and Korea, will bring their insights and knowlege to these student workshops. Find out more online.

Schedule
The full schedule is now available online. From international presentations to poster exhibitions, each day is filled with a number of educational and inspirational events. Intertwined with the regular activities are cultural events, taking you out to visit key sites in the region.

Online registration is now open!
Register before 31 May and receive a discounted early registration rate! Simply go to the event website to register.

About Daegu
The Design Week will take place in the third-largest cities in Korea, Daegu, also known as Colorful Daegu. This slogan illustrates the bright character of the city, known for its fashion, IT, culture and design.

The event marks the opening of the Daegu Kyungbuk Design Center, where business, universities and designers collaborate and communicate with each other, sharing information and creating ideas. The Center’s main activities include education, business support and public installations. The color research center, housed at the Center, aims to advance the study of color and its influence in design.

For more information visit the official website.