Since 2008, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Craft and Design Foundation have held the competition to raise the awareness of the social and cultural roles of public design and present desirable and new orientation for it. We hope the awards will attract a lot of entrants.
Overview and purpose
- Trigger discussions of the cultural, social and philosophical roles of public design and present an extensive repertoire of contemporary cultural discourses about design in order to encourage research and development efforts for public design. Present a range of research methodologies as well as new orientations and values for the development of public design.
- Add the Victor Margolin Award, a special award sponsored and endorsed by the eponymous scholar of global stature, to explore practical public design applications and present the desirable roles of design in the future society.
Details of the call
- Any public design research dated between June ’14 and June ’17, whether published* or not, may be submitted.
* Contributed, published or recorded in publications, conferences or journals.
- Any research potentially capable of unlocking new potentials involving the social and cultural roles and values of public design in enhancing the quality of day-to-day life
- Any research contributing to the level of specialization, potential advancement or innovativeness of public design, the enhancement of research and development efforts, or its promotion
- The Special Award, the Victor Margolin Award, will be given to an article presenting the roles and values of public design in the future society.
* Victor Margolin, Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago, a design theorist of global renown, visited Korea as a keynote speaker for the 2015 International Design Congress, Gwangju, Korea, leading to his sponsoring the award for the development of design in Korea and academic research in the public design field.
- Eligible entrants: any person conducting studies on public design
▶For more information and registration methods, see the website.