Steering Committee

Steering committee will set the direction and operational plans for the
Human City Design Award with experts from Korea and abroad.

Human City Design Award will become
a venue for presenting and sharing human,
social, natural, and environmental issues
in the city through design.


SoonJong Lee SoonJong Lee
SoonJong Lee
Chair of Steering Committee
South Korea
  • CEO of Korea Future Design Research Institute
  • Honorary professor at Seoul National University
  • Former President at Korean Federation of Design Associations
Josyane Franc Josyane Franc
Josyane Franc
  • International Design network Advisor
  • Saint-Etienne Cité du design Ambassador , former Head of international affairs
  • Lead Manager EU project Human Cities_Challenging the city scale 2014-2018
ChungKee Lee ChungKee Lee
ChungKee Lee
South Korea
  • Seoul Design Foundation Director
  • Professor of Architecture at University of Seoul
  • Former Founder of Hanmei Architects
Andrea Cancellato Andrea Cancellato
Andrea Cancellato
Overseas expert(Europe)
  • Director of ADI(Association for Industrial Design) Design Museum in Milan
  • Former director of MEET
  • Former CEO at Fondazione La Triennale di Milano
Eriko Esaka Eriko Esaka
Eriko Esaka
Overseas expert(Asia)
  • Program director Nagoya UNESCO City of Design Organizing Committee
  • Program director of Cultural Promotion Office, Bureau of Tourism, Culture & Exchange
Mark Wee Mark Wee
Mark Wee
Overseas expert(Asia)
  • CEO of Design Singapore Council
  • Pioneer of Design Thinking Singapore
KilHyung Rhee KilHyung Rhee
KilHyung Rhee
Ex officio(South Korea)
South Korea
  • President at Korean Federation of Design Associations
  • Professor of Design Contents at Hongik University graduate school
Fernando Mascaro Fernando Mascaro
Fernando Mascaro
Overseas expert(South America)
  • Architect/Designer at FM Sustainable Design Strategies
  • Participates of the “Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne” in lectures, juris and curation of exhibitions
Richard Perez Richard Perez
Richard Perez
Overseas expert(Africa)
South Africa
  • Founding Director, Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town
  • Design Consultant to the World Bank and United Nations Foundation
  • Director of Cape Town World Design Capital 2014
Tuba Kocaturk Tuba Kocaturk
Tuba Kocaturk
Overseas expert(Oceania-Australia)
  • Professor of Integral Design and Architecture at Deakin University
  • Founding Director of Mediated Intelligence in Design (MInD) Research Lab
  • Advisory Committee Member of Geelong UNESCO City of Design