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Gwangju Design Biennale 2019

Gwangju Desing Biennale

In the 21st century, as the society evolved from a technology-oriented society to a society that value human emotions, design is emerging as a key means of national competitiveness. In this trend, Gwangju established the Gwangju Design Biennale, the world's comprehensive design festival, in 2005 to not only to contribute to securing national competitiveness through design, but also to increase city competitiveness at the same time. Since 2015, the Gwangju Design Center has been in charge of this event and will exhibit the Gwangju Design Biennale every two years on odd number year from September to October. Based on the themes and planning intentions set by the artistic director, we select and invite domestic and foreign designers and their artwork to expand the landscape of visual culture and we strive to deepen and extend the productive value and creativity of contemporary design culture.

Event Vision

Event Vision

Internationalization
Popularization
Industrialization
Systematization
Raising issues on International Design
Value Proposition on Asian Design
Revitalization of Gwangju Real Life Project
Securing Policy Connection
Establishing Independent, Consistency and Continuity
Enhancing International status
Reinforcing the role of Asian Design Hub
Strengthening of real life improvement and experiences
Creating substantial results on industrialization
Enhancing identity and dignity of the event

Event Mission

Realizing the Dignity and Value of Life

Various exhibitions make our lives more profitable and convenient and realize the dignity and value of life through new and distinctive design concepts.

Proposing Future Lifestyle

Predicting the time to come by looking into the past, present and future related to various elements of life. Capturing the discourses of the times that lead the flow of world design and exploring the hidden possibilities of design.

Contributing to Development of Gwangju area

Various exhibitions make our lives more profitable and convenient and realize the dignity and value of life through new and distinctive design concepts.

Creating Economic and Cultural Value

By introducing globally-oriented industrialization and products of public design projects, it contributes to improving the value of economy and citizens’ lives and increasing the national competitiveness.