Biography Jinwoo Kim and Seungchul Ha
Jinwoo Kim is manager at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza also called the DDP, which is a major urban development landmark in Seoul, South Korea designed by Zaha Hadid and Samoo. DDP houses a fashion design information center and lecture and exhibition halls, and it acts as a test-bed platform for various corporate design products as well as a place for international cultural exchange and cooperation. Jinwoo has a background in design management at the Pratt Institute in New York. More information can be found at this website. Seungchul Ha is head of the Planning & Policy Development team of the Korean Institute of Design Promotion. Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) was established by the Korean government in 1970 to promote the design industry and expand export. As a national government design organization, KIDP promotes Korea’s mid- to long-term design policies and engages in various exchange programs with countries around the globe. To meet the demands of the digital design era of the 21st century, KIDP particularly focuses on leading Korea’s economic development and enhancing the quality of life by promoting cutting-edge design industry. Moreover information about KIDP can be found at this Korean website.
The encounter took place on Thursday May 28, 2015 at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea