Design Exchange: Conversation across Korea, China & London
Curator: Hyojin Yoon(Korean Section), Lynn Qing Zhang(Chinese Section)
Young curators from the MA Curating Design group of Kingston University respond to the new International Pavilion at 100% Design with a series of conversations introducing Korean and Chinese designers. These emerging Asian curators will talk to designers exhibiting in Earls Court with designers from Korea and China working in London to exchange shared design experience and unique encounters with London. The conversations will explore what influences Asian designers look for from London, their current practice and how they see the importance of design exchange for the future of global design.
Session 1: Design Exchange: London Korea
- Korean designers talk about collaborative innovation in Korea and the UK
Today Korea is internationally recognised for its design capability. This development has emerged only during the last decade and design exchange across the business, education and cultural sectors have helped to drive these changes. The speakers, based in Seoul, Eindhoven and London, represent the outcome of this design exchange. Through talking about their practice, the designers will provide an insight into Korean design now and offer a glimpse into its future.
Session 2: Design Exchange: London China
- Chinese designers talk about collaborative innovation in China and the UK
China is becoming increasingly international. It is not only the biggest market for consumer products and luxury brands, but also for architecture, art and design. As the Chinese government invests more into creative industries, overseas companies act as models to follow. Despite the new landmarks in China, such as Zaha Hadid's Galaxy Centre and Rem Koolhaas's CCTV tower, the question remains - what can sustainably benefit the Chinese creative community. This discussion gathers Chinese curators and designers to talk about the effective collaborations that will help nurture a Chinese creative community in the long term.
Filmed by Shih-Yun Su