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About GDB

Expansion of the Aesthetic, Practical, and Economic Values of Design

The Gwangju Design Biennale, a worldly-recognized design festival, aims to forecast the evolutionary direction of design in regards to shaping the future and resolving various problems in life.

Experts from domestic and foreign universities and famous designers participate to celebrate design and to share innovative ideas through exhibitions, talks, seminars, and multiple fringe events.

While the event is held across Gwangju from September to October in every odd year, it is notable to see that the Gwangju Design Center has started launching the GDB since 2015 (previously organized by the Biennale Foundation until 2013), striving to promote business-centered design and to foster creativity of the contemporary design culture.