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Hwang Kim

MA work

North Korea is one of the most culturally isolated countries in the world. This film project aims to challenge cultural obstacles in NK.

The film is intended to be a highly stylised satire of NK, where you need to be part of the political élite to eat pizza. In order to bring artworks out of galleries, they are used as props by characters with hidden political messages. Finally, I have contacted Chinese smugglers to distribute illegal propaganda over the border to NK.

Pizzas for the People is a series of designed insertions that explore how design can contribute and impact on a social and cultural level, subtly challenging an ideological status quo.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2010

  • North Korea is one of the most culturally isolated countries in the world. This film project aims to challenge cultural obstacles in NK.

    The film is intended to be a highly stylised satire of NK, where you need to be part of the political élite to eat pizza. In order to bring artworks out of galleries, they are used as props by characters with hidden political messages. Finally, I have contacted Chinese smugglers to distribute illegal propaganda over the border to NK.

    Pizzas for the People is a series of designed insertions that explore how design can contribute and impact on a social and cultural level, subtly challenging an ideological status quo.

  • Degrees

  • BFA, Metal Art and Design, Hong-IK University, Seoul, 2006
  • Experience

  • Interaction designer, Ahn Graphics LTD., Seoul, South Korea, 2006-8; Interaction designer, D-O-E-S, Seoul, South Korea, 2006; Product designer/internship, HAGS, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • Gallery Fumi Future reflection, Gallery Fumi, London, 2009; 100% Design, Earls court, London, 2009; Design My Youngsters, Am Flutgraben 3, D-12435, Berlin, Germany, 2009; Lago In House Pop Up Store, Milan, Italy, 2009
  • Awards

  • Second prize, London Designers Block Audience Choice, 2008; Grand Prize, Web Award Korea Interactive Website Award, 2007; Shortlisted, INNO Design LTD Most Innovative Young Designer Award, 2006