AGI Congress Seoul

26 — 29.09.2016

26 27




Sep 25, Sun

DDP, Designer's Lounge
Welcome drink and registration for members.

DDP, Art Hall
Special Project I Love Seoul Opening reception and drinks for members and invited guests.

Sep 26, Mon


Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
Morning: Presentations/Talks
Afternoon: New Members Zapping

Seoul Art Center (예술의 전당)
Hangeul Calligraphy x Latin Typography
Exhibition Opening

Sep 27, Tue

Day 2

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
Morning: Presentations/Talks
Afternoon: New Members Zapping

Meeting Point: Coming Soon.

Sep 28, Wed

Day 3

The following is a list of our the excursion options for Seoul, 2016. The times and starting points for each will be finalized shortly.

Option 1: DMZ (Demilitarised Zone) Tour
The DMZ is located in the county of Cheorwon, where, once a county of North Korea, was planned as the site of a future capital by North Korean leader Kim Il-sung. Instead, it ended up straddling the Military Demarcation Line, cleaved in two by the four-kilometer-wide DMZ. The DMZ is now the buffer zone that sits on the border between North and South Korea, serving as the meeting point of both nations and a place of controversy and history. JSA(Joint Security Area) is the only portion of the DMZ, where South and North Korean soldiers stand face-to-face. You can feel the heightened tension of the most hostile area in the world. Technically speaking, the two Koreas are still at a state of war. JSA, or Panmunjeom in Korean, is the official conference area between the two parties.

Option 2: Changdeokgung Palace/Seocheon Hanok Village/Arumjigi Tour
Changdeokgung Palace was the principal palace for many kings of the Joseon Dynasty, and is the most well-preserved of the five remaining royal Joseon palaces. Treasured by Koreans for centuries, Changdeokgung Palace was recognized as a World Cultural Heritage site by the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Committee in 1997. Bukchon means ‘northern village’ and is a beautifully historic part of Seoul that includes Hanok architecture, which is a traditionally Korean way of designing and constructing residences. Bukchon is one of Seoul’s oldest neighbourhoods and documents over 600 years of history. The village is a residential area that is actually still in habited by citizens of Seoul. The MMCA(Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art) is one of Seoul’s newest cultural centers and has in its short existence, become a special place for exhibitions particularly supporting local contemporary artists. Formerly the site of Seoul’s Defense Security Command, the building is now a beautiful architectural building with the concept of ‘madang’ which is a traditional Korean concept for shared space. 

Option 3: Museum Tour
This tour has been cancelled due to lack of registration. The MMCA will now be grouped with Option 2. The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art will now host our Congress. 

Option 4: Design Studio Tour/Hongdae Tour
Hongik University is a prominent art and design school in Seoul and this area is also a culturally significant and vibrant destination. Historically one of the more progressive neighbourhoods in Seoul, the school and the city is long famous for its independent and arts related residents who still to this day perform live shows in the streets and make residence in basement clubs. The area is called Hongdae which is short for Hongik University area. Hongdae still hosts many design studios and cultural institutions. This trip will be a walk through the Hongik University area where we will meet some prominent, up and coming studios as well as do a quick visit of the school itself. 

Option 5: Paju Book City Tour
Paju Book City is an industrial estate created for and by companies related to all aspects of book manufacturing — publishers, printers, distributors — sited a half-hour drive north of Seoul, in the marshes next to a highway near the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Paju is also home to the Paju Typography Institute (PaTI), which is an alternative design school founded in 2012 by Ahn Sang-soo. The school is now in its fourth year of operation and is a progressive model for education from the architecture, to its community based collaboration, to its very independent student core. 

Westin Chosun Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Gala Dinner
Dinner Options: Coming soon

Sep 29, Thu

Day 4

DDP, Academy Hall
General Assembly

Day one

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