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Gwangju Design Biennale Archive
  • 7th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 6th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 5th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 4th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 3th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 2th 광주디자인비엔날레
  • 1th 광주디자인비엔날레

The 2th Gwangju Design Biennale

  • Theme

    L.I.G.H.T Light, Identity, Green, Human, Technology

    Artistic Director

    Sun in Lee (Professor of Hongik University)

    The theme of Gwangju Design Biennale 2007, “L.I.G.H.T,” refers to the light of designs lighting humanity and nature, and advancing toward the future. Now designs are cultural, social phenomena beyond political and economic actions. Design is cultural, social implementation for the humanity’s prosperous, aesthetic life.

  • Poster
Event Overview

Period : Oct. 5 – Nov. 3, 2007 (30 days)
Venue : Gwangju Kimdaejung Convention Center, etc.

Main Programs

- Main Exhibition : Light, identity, green, human, technology
- Special Exhibition : Hall of Fame – Traces of the Designs in the 20th Century / 100 Namdo’s Design Assets
- Academic Events : Conference
- Events : Festival,

Main Exhibition

- IFE : Collaboration works between Renault Samsung Motors and students of Hongik University
- GREEN : Environment-related design products and image products
- TECHNOLOGY : Spaces of artificial ‘light’ created by people
- IDENTITY : Spaces observing the world, based on designs
- HUMAN : Design’s restrained aesthetics and sociology

Special Exhibition

- Traces of the Designs in the 20th Century, 100 Namdo’s Design Assets

Invitation Exhibition

- Exhibition of Ingo Maurer, poet of light, ‘Designers’ Light/Mobile Phone Design History Exhibition joined by 100 global designers

Event Scale
2019 광주디자인비엔날레 자문단
Participating Countries Corporations Designers Number of artwork Visitors
45 Countries 103 Corporations 927 persons 2,007 units 251,220 persons