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2nd Gwangju Design Biennale

2nd Gwangju Design Biennale

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

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, performances

Main Exhibition

  • LIFE : 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

Size of Design Biennale

  • No. of Participatory Countries : 45
  • No. of Participatory Companies : 103
  • No. of Participatory Designers : 927
  • No. of Design Works : 2,007
  • No. of Visitors : 251,220