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About GDB

  • The Gwangju Design Biennale is administered by the City of Gwangju and Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. This year’s design expo, ‘Gwangju Design Biennale 2017’ will be hosted by the Gwangju Design Center Foundation.

    The event will take place at Biennale Exhibition halls and the national Asia Cultural Center in Gwangju, from Sept.8 through Oct.23, 2017.

    The Gwangju Design Biennale 2017 primarily seeks to reflect the power of design in the future creative society. Exploring the theme of “FUTURES” the exhibitions and installations will touch on contemporary hot-topics ranging from sustainable, eco-friendly, future-oriented design with emphasis on sympathy, distribution/sharing and consideration. It explores the future life, design value and its vision under new paradigm of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

    As the world’s first design biennale, the Gwangju Design Biennale is held to celebrate and to promote Gwangju as the design capital of the world.