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Theme: City2.0 in Seoul

This event occurred on
October 13, 2012
12:00pm - 6:00pm KST
(UTC +9hrs)
Seoul, 11
South Korea

“도시 2.0을 꿈꾸어라, 건설하라, 현실로 만들어라”

도시는 단순히 우리가 생활하는 곳 이상의 의미를 지닙니다. 일정한 지역의 정치ㆍ경제ㆍ문화의 중심이 되는, 사람이 많이 사는 지역이라는 정의에서 알 수 있듯이 도시는 우리 사회의 중심입니다. 현대인들 바쁜 현실에 치여 도시에 대해 생각할 여유조차 없이 그저 지루하고 반복적인 일상이 일어나는, 벗어나고 싶은 곳으로 인식하곤 합니다.

이러한 부정적 이미지나 현재 세계 각국에서 생겨나고 있는 도시 문제는 도시를 개발의 대상으로만 보는 우리의 잘못된 인식에서 기인했다고 할 수 있습니다. 무차별적으로 일어나고 있는 개발과 지나친 도시화로 생겨난 문제들을 해결하기 위해서는 지금 여러분과 지역, 국가, 그리고 전 지구적 차원에서 도시에 대한 새로운 패러다임이 필요합니다.

인간, 자연, 문화가 어우러져 지속 가능한 발전을 이끌어가는 이상적인 도시를 만들고자 여러분과 함께 도시의 계획, 도시 안에서의 공동체, 공공장소, 예술, 주거, 도시에서의 인권, 보건과 식품 등 다양한 분야에 걸쳐 새로운 아이디어를 나누고자 합니다.

TEDxSinchon은 지난 1,2,3,5회 행사에서 ‘Successful Failure’를 주제로 행사를 진행했고, 지난 4회 행사인 TEDxSinchonChange에서는 제3세계의 자원문제와 창조적 자본주의에 대해 논하며 지구촌공동체에 대해 새로운 장을 마련했습니다. TEDxSinchon과 서울시가 협력하여 주최하는 TEDxSinchon의 6회 행사인 TEDxCity2.0에 도시에 대한 새로운 패러다임을 제시할 여러분을 초대합니다.

서울시청 서소문별관 후생동 4층 강당(City Hall)
서소문동 서울특별시청 서소문별관
Seoul, 11, 100-110
South Korea
Event type:
TEDxCity2.0 (What is this?)
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Wonsoon Park

Proudly introducing our speaker, Won-soon Park, the mayor of Seoul city and a social designer who enlightens the city with creativity, passion and initiative. He was born in Changwon, Kyungsangnam-do in 1956. After passing the bar exam in 1980 and serving a year as a prosecutor, he started his career as a civil rights lawyer. Under the motto ‘think-tank by the people’, he has served as a social-designer at ‘The Hope Institute(희망제작소)’. He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award - renowned as the ‘Nobel Prize of Asia’ - in the public service area for his efforts to spread ideas designed to improve citizens’ welfare. Since last October, he has been serving as the 35th mayor of Seoul and will be sharing ideas about Seoul’s creative future.

Samcheul Park

Park Sam Cheul is the team leader in charge of service at Seoul design foundation, Dongdaemun Digital Plaza. With his comment "Art, the City," Mr. Park explains about necessity of public art, and why we haven't recognized the importance of it in the past years. Starting from the streets of Teheran-ro to Gwanghwamun Avenue, Mr. Park is going to give us a short commentary about the arts that have been present in our everyday lives and the duties it has been playing, and furthermore the direction in which our city is heading towards.

Yeonjeong Ahn

Co-establisher of 00 market (2006) and CEO of Moonhwaro Nolizzang (2010), In this era, the mingling of mass production and the constant craving for 'new' things has lead to an increase in the amount of annual discharge of waste. Hence, Ms. Ahn has focused on providing a means of trade and reuse of goods to the public. She has founded a public workshop where people can re-build furniture out of discarded pieces of wood and has initiated several programs such as 'a guide for ambitious people who are living alone', 'make a stool, take it home'. In 2011, she opened up 'Myeongrang Energy Station' in Mapo borough, Seoul that includes a public storage for discarded wood, a public workshop and a library. Ms. Ahn presently is in progress to find out a way to maintain the society from a limited amount of resources and strives to make it a way of living in the city.

Kyunghoon Lee

Lee, Kyunghoon is architect and professor. Incheon Environment Future Exhibition Center and Hyeri Landmark House are two of his foremost projects, and he is currently working as a professor at Kookmin University. He claims that ‘Seoul is not a city’ – a lot of people agree that Seoul is not an attractive city but what does he mean that Seoul is not a city? Prof. Lee says that the fact that people don’t find Seoul attractive is the evidence that Seoul is not a city. Furthermore, the environmental solutions to overcome the unattractiveness of Seoul such as creating green space, is worsening the matters in Prof. Lee’s opinion. These problems arise because Seoul has failed to ‘citi-fy’, so the environment is just a skin-deep approach. So what are some ways Prof. Lee thinks of making Seoul more ‘city-like’? His answer is ‘communication’ and ‘comfort’ – two very attractive keywords. Architect Lee Kyung Hoon will tell us a story based on the keywords, regarding the direction we have to take in order to create a city of our dreams.

Organizing team


Seoul / Gwanak-Gu, South Korea


Seoul, South Korea
  • Donghui Kim
  • Jungmin Oh
    Design TFT Manager
  • Hyowon Jeong
    Team 1 Manager
  • Seoyeon Hong
    Team 1 Organizer
  • Jinhyup Kim
    Team 1 Organizer
  • Geunyoung Jang
    Team 1 Organizer
  • Gujin Yeon
    Team 1 Organizer
  • Sungwoon Kang
    Team 1 Organizer
  • Yundong Seo
    Team 2 Manager
  • Jeonghyun Cho
    Team 2 Organizer
  • Wonchul Yoo
    Team 2 Organizer
  • Hyerin Lee
    Team 2 Organizer
  • Goeun Choi
    Team 2 Organizer
  • Jungtae Kim
    Team 3 Manager
  • Ashley Sim
    Team 3 Organizer
  • Euncho Park
    Team 3 Organizer
  • Jihyun Oh
    Team 3 Organizer
  • Dongseung Lee
    Team 3 Organizer
  • Rina Lim
    Team 4 Manager
  • Juneho Kim
    Team 4 Organizer
  • Jean Lee
    Team 4 Organizer
  • Sangpil Hyeon
    Team 4 Organizer
  • Junwon Yoon
    Team 5 Manager
  • Hyunjun Lee
    Team 5 Organizer
  • Jinyeong Kim
    Team 5 Organizer
  • Gahyun Hong
    Team 5 Organizer
  • Dayeon Choi
    Team 5 Organizer
  • Kyuhun Han
    Team 6 Manager
  • Jiyoon Do
    Team 6 Organizer
  • Eunwon Chong
    Team 6 Organizer
  • Jiyoo Kim
    Team 6 Organizer
  • Paul Lee
    Team 6 Organizer
  • Woongshik Victor Choi
    Speaker Curation Advisor
  • Jaeyoon Han
    Content Curation Advisor