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[Announcement] Herald Design Forum 2018

Technological and scientific developments are shaping every aspect of our lives. As futurist Thomas Frey noted in gauging the impact of the changes, “This new era has already begun.”


Herald Design Forum 2018 will take place Sept. 14-15 under the slogan “Designing Future” at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, seeking to understand how design facilitates innovations, backed by technological and scientific developments.

The forum will invite internationally recognized designers, architects and CEOs to discuss how design can help us picture a better future. 

Dana Firas, princess of Jordan and president of the Petra National Trust, and Peter Red Dot founder and CEO are among forum’s 15 speakers. 

Other speakers include Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London, Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and Thomas Heatherwick, founder of Heatherwick Studio.

Please join us at Herald Design Forum 2018 and “Re-imagine” ways design can bring better future.

Date: Sept. 14-15 (Friday-Saturday) 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Venue: Dongdaemun Design Plaza in central Seoul
Ticket sales: Aug. 1 to Sept. 13

Dana Firas, princess of Jordan, president of the Petra National Trust and UNESCO goodwill ambassador
Peter Zec, Red Dot founder and CEO
Martino Gamper, Italian furniture designer
Thomas Heatherwick, British designer and the Founder of Heatherwick Studio
Junji Tanigawa, Japanese designer and “space composer”
Lee Dae-hyung, art director at Hyundai Motor’s Artlab
Bartomeu Mari Ribas, director of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Shin Myong-sup and Byun Sa-bum, co-CEOs of Plus X Creative Partner
Choi Jeong Hwa, designer and installation artist
Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London
Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and dean of the architecture school at IE University in Madrid
Park Jin-hee, Korean architect and CEO of architecture firm SsD
Yoo Hyun-joon, architecture professor at Hongik University in Seoul
Junya Ishigami, Japanese architect and winner of the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale in 2010

For registration and more information, contact the Herald Design Forum head office at +82 (2) 727-0046 or email

Tickets can also be purchased through Interpark at

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