April 18, 2005 - Gwangju Design Biennale - Gwangju Design Biennale 2005
April 18, 2005

Gwangju Design Biennale 2005

Light into Life
Gwangju Design Biennale 2005

October 18 - November 3, 2005 

Gwangju Exhibition Convention Center (GEXCO)
Geumnamro, Cheomdan District
Gwangju, Republic of Korea

Gwangju Biennale Foundation
(Design Exhibition Team)

211 Biennale 2-gil, Buk-gu,
Gwangju (500-070), Republic of Korea
T +82 62 608 4420
F +82 62 608 4349
biennale [​at​] gb.or.kr (General information)
press [​at​] gwangju-biennale.org (Press)
eh [​at​] gb.or.kr (participation contact)


The city of Gwangju is proud to be hosting a major international event, the Gwangju Design Biennale 2005, with the purpose of exploring the vibrant emerging culture and world of design at the dawn of the 21st Century.

The First Gwangju Design Biennale, following the Design Pre-Biennale hosted last year, is a global design festival based on the theme of “Light into Life” and seeks to delve, from various perspectives, into the values of Asian design and culture, and to probe numerous intriguing aspects of design and its possible effect on future human life.
Objectives Lighting a Beacon: Design for the Future
This event envisions delineating the value of design and the breadth and potential of Asian design, as well as actingas an epicenter for future world design development. The Biennale also hopes to foster Korea’s unique design industry through setting new paradigms for life and designinthe 21st Century.
Outline Title Gwangju Design Biennale 2005 Theme Light into Life Director Soonjong Lee Period October 18, 2005 (Tue) ~ November 3, 2005 (Thu): 17 Days Venue Gwangju Exhibition Convention Center (GEXCO), Geumnamro, Cheomdan District in Gwangju, Korea Contents Exhibitions (Main Exhibitions & Special Exhibitions), International Conferences, Seminars & Workshops, Various Events Host The City of Gwangju Organization Gwangju Biennale Foundation
Theme: Light into Life Light: Gwangju, Beacon, Brightness, Lamplight, Hope and Truth
Life: Being, Existence, Spark
Main Exhibition
Main Exhibition 1 – Future Life
“Future Life”is an experimental design exhibition seeking to suggest possible future lives for humankind.
Invitation : Entry is open to designers, organizations, institutions and companies. For a participation inquiry, contact to Design Exhibition Team (+82 62 608 4420 / eh@gb.or.kr).
October 18, 2005 ~ November 3, 2005, GEXCO
Main Exhibition 2 – Asian Design: Hidden Treasure
“Asian Design: Hidden Treasure” will exhibit both traditional and modern designs that reflect the very different cultures of Asian nations.
October 18, 2005 ~ November 3, 2005, GEXCO
Special Exhibition
Special Exhibition 1 – Design in Korea: Industry, Culture, History
Special Exhibition 2 – Future City Gwangju: Prayer
Special Exhibition 3 – Design Out of Gwangju
Special Exhibition 4 – Designers’ Hall of Fame
Special Exhibition 5 – New Wave in Design

International Conference
Conference 1: Life and Design in the Future
Conference 2: World Design Cities Summit Conference
Conference 3: Vision for a World Design City
Seminar : New Design Paradigms for the Future

* The above schedule is liable to change.

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