Introduction of Working Group
The Working Group is a group of experts who support the operations of the Seoul Design International Forum (SDIF) as its think tank. The Working Group was organized for the first time in 2021 by appointing experts of designs and cities. The Working Group provides advice on the direction of the SDIF and works with the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) on selecting topic, forming discourse, producing and discovering content, and networking of speakers from Korea and overseas. In addition to the SDIF that takes place annually, the newly launched online platform will collect and share empirical examples of how designs can solve urban problems and contribute to make the city safe and convenient.
This year, the Working Group summarized everything that the SMG had presented at the Seoul International Seminar on Universal Design and the Social Problem-Solving Design International Forum. In this process, the Working Group agreed that previous cases and solutions play a pivotal role in understanding problems at stake and suggesting new solutions. The Working Group will strive to consider design cases and diverse efforts made in cities around the world as well as the opinions of experts, and will contribute to propose the future vision of Seoul design.
Baek, Joon Sang
KDI School of Public Policy and Managemen