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World Design Capital Seoul 2010

On 20 October 2007, during the closing ceremony of the Icsid Congress in San Francisco, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced the appointment of the City of Seoul, South Korea as the World Design Capital (WDC)  title holder for 2010.

In his acceptance speech, Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon declared "Design is a growth driver of the Seoul economy. We have surprised the world with the Miracle of the Han River and advancements in the IT sector. Now we would like to bring global attention to Seoul with strong design."

He expressed high hopes for the city's future and added, "With Seoul's designation as WDC 2010, the city will be able to breath creative energy into the design industry and reinvent itself into a globally recognised city of design and collaborate with other cities in the world to communicate with design. Seoul will send out the message that design is the power to change the world for the better."

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