SEOUL DESIGN OLYMPIAD ENDORSED BY ICOGRADA

03 June 2009
Seoul (Korea) - The Seoul Design Olympiad 2009 (SDO09) is a world design festival, organised by the city of Seoul to enhance and promote Seoul as a world design center. Now in its second year, this year's overarching theme is 'i-design'.
Seoul (Korea) - The Seoul Design Olympiad 2009 (SDO09) is a world design festival, organised by the city of Seoul to enhance and promote Seoul as a world design center.

Now in its second year, leading up to Seoul's 2010 designation as the World Design Capital,  this year's overarching theme is 'i-design'. It is Seoul's declaration of the city's strong will to promote active citizen participation in the SDO09.

SDO09 is a comprehensive design festival emphasising design's importance and its utilisation in the city.  The objectives of the event are to:
- Showcase the image of Design Seoul internationally
- Celebrate Seoul's vision of a creative, cultural city
- Make design easily accessible in day-to-day life through participation

Icograda Executive Board Members Russell Kennedy (President Elect, Australia) and Lise Klint (Secretary General, Denmark) have joined the international Advisory Board assembled.

Highlights of the Seoul Design Olympiad include:

SEOUL DESIGN CONFERENCE
9-11 October 2009
Gymnasium, Jamsil Sports Complex

An international forum for design and exchange providing a venue where designers, educators, entrepreneurs and related associations from around the world can come together to discuss the present and future of design.

Under the theme 'Interflow and Consilience', the conference is dedicated to the discovery of new alternatives for future design through tearing down boundaries between different disciplines and seeking integration between design and other areas.



SEOUL DESIGN COMPETITION
Deadline for entries: 15 July 2009

The competition theme 'Interflow and consilience' is about merging different elements, breaking barriers, flowing into each other, and evolving into a union. The old paradigm of dividing and drawing boundaries alone shall not bring us a sustainable future. When it comes to design, 'Interflow and Consilience' means a kind of methodology to imagine and create new possibilities of life.

Winners of the Seoul Design Competition will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 29 October, during the Seoul Design Olympiad Closing Ceremonies.

Download the call for entries (PDF - 53KB)



SEOUL DESIGN EXHIBITION
9-29 October 2009
Jamsil Olympic Stadium and vicinities, Seoul downtown

This collection of numerous design exhibitions will provide a forecast of global design prospects, a presentation of design status quo and future possibilities, and a projection of the vision of Design Seoul



SEOUL DESIGN FESTIVAL
9-29 October 2009
Jamsil Olympic Stadium and vicinities, Seoul downtown

Including the Seoul Design Olympiad Opening and Closing ceremonies, numerous events have been planned for the Seoul Design Festival.



For further inquiries, please contact:

Seoul Design Foundation,
Seoul Metropolitan Government
9th floor MIES bldg, 21-1 Seosomundong junggu
Seoul
100-813 Korea
T: +82 2 3705 0014
F: +82 2 3705 0085
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W: http://sdo.seoul.go.kr/eng/index.php