Hangeul is Korea’s unique alphabet, which makes Korea one of the few nations in the world with a writing system that can truly be called its own. Prof. Han Jae-Joon, Hangeul designer as well as a professor at Seoul Women’s University, will give a lecture and workshop about Hangeul and its features from a scholar’s and a designer’s points of view.
Dr Han Jae-joon studied visual design at Hongik University College of Arts and learned Hangeul design from Dr Byung-Woo Kong, a pioneer of Hangeul mechanism. Currently, he is a director of the King Sejong Commemoration Project and a chairman of the World Script Symposia as well as a professor at Seoul Women’s University Department of Visual Design.
‘Know yourself right, think different and put it into practice. Love people and nature sincerely. Seek convenience and practicality for them. By doing so, people will be able to spread and enjoy an abundant culture.’- Extract from Hunminjungum, an explanatory text for the alphabet published in 1446, and was added to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in 1997.