[Design Forum] Restoration or removal: communication is key

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[Design Forum] Restoration or removal: communication is key

The elevated road that stretches above the railways at Seoul Station felt the first human footsteps earlier this month in 44 years since it was built in 1970. The Seoul Station OverpassThe overpass wa...

Updated : 2014.11.27 19:34

[Design Forum] Timeworn structures regain life through makeover

This is the second in a weekly series that examines the expanding role of design in the run-up to the Herald Design Forum 2014 on Nov. 26. -- Ed.A dingy overpass that blocked the sky was torn down to ...

Updated : 2014.11.27 19:21

[Design Forum] Herald forum explores expanding role of design

World-renowned thinkers and practitioners of design on Wednesday explored the growing role of design in making human life richer, healthier and more sustainable in the fourth annual Herald Design Foru...

Updated : 2014.11.26 22:08

[Design Forum] Koolhaas, Paik expound on evolving profession of architecture

Architect Rem Koolhaas expressed his concerns about contemporary design turning into a surveillance system during a special lecture held as part of the Herald Design Forum 2014 in Seoul. In today’s g...

Updated : 2014.11.26 22:05

[Design Forum] An inspiration for aspirants

Inspiration-seeking designers attended a design forum in Seoul on Wednesday to listen to dignitaries from around the world explain how they drew up original ideas during their youth. Speakers included...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:59

[Design Forum] Mixing couture with ready-to-wear

In 1998, at age 21, Olivier Theyskens was already a darling of the fashion world. Ever since Madonna wore his dress to the year’s Golden Globes, his creations won many praises from fashion people aro...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:55

[Design Forum] Injecting new life into derelict structures

An abandoned elevated railway line is reborn into a lovely public garden. A derelict factory becomes a food cosmopolis, attracting not just local grocery shoppers, but also foreign tourists.The former...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:55

[Design Forum] The true virtue of modern art

Chris Riggs, a New York-based artist who is best known for its art toy “Dunny,” on Wednesday stressed the power of modern art that changes the way people feel, think and act. “Modern art has no bou...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:54

[Design Forum] Adding familiar vibe to most special occasions

How to throw a party that is unforgettable, fun and classy?Celebrated caterer Peter Callahan, who has catered some of the finest events for Martha Stewart, Barack Obama, Vera Wang and many more A-list...

Updated : 2014.11.26 21:53

Rare first Shakespeare edition found in French library

LILLE, France (AFP) ― A copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard’s plays published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of an ancient port town in northern France.One of the world’s most valuable and coveted books, the First Folio was unc...

Updated : 2014.11.26 20:36

Goodall sows ‘seeds of hope’

For someone who garnered worldwide fame for working with chimpanzees, writing about plants appears to be an odd choice.But primatologist and environmentalist Jane Goodall said, at a recent talk, that ...

Updated : 2014.11.26 20:27

Herald Design Forum stimulates discussion on design

The 2014 Herald Design Forum explored key issues of design in modern society: What makes good design? And how can design make the world a better place?Some of the world’s most highly renowned designe...

Updated : 2014.11.26 16:40

Seoul to send 10 medical workers to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in Dec.

South Korea plans to send its first batch of 10 medical personnel to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone in mid-December as part of global efforts to contain the deadly virus, the government said Wednesday.   The team of four doctors and six nurses will depart Seoul on Dec. 13 for Worcestor, north o...

Updated : 2014.11.26 15:50

Korean tourism agency partners with China's Baidu to use big data on travelers

South Korea's state-run tourism agency said Wednesday it will work with Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc. to use its mobile search traffic data on travel to attract more visitors from China.   The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Baidu signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly ...

Updated : 2014.11.26 14:43

Civic groups urge setup of state AIDS sanatorium

Local civic groups called on the government Wednesday to expand treatment opportunities for AIDS patients in the country in an effort to alleviate some of the stigma surrounding the disease.   A coalition of 11 human rights groups said, of the 1,300 rehabilitation centers in the country...

Updated : 2014.11.26 14:41