The Seoul Design Foundation(SDF) has been working on the biggest up-cycling hub in Korea, the Seoul Upcycling Plaza(SUP).
The grand opening of SUP will be on September 5.
The spaces in SUP will be used in diverse ways including design shops, exhibition hall, co-working space, lecture rooms, studios and material bank. The resource recycling rate in Seoul is 66%, that is the highest level in the world, but it is simply “recycling.”
Due to the increase of consumption, people easily buy and dispose of things. However, Seoul city felt the need of citizen’s consciousness about up-cycling to increase the resource value (high-value recycling), Upcycling is a new way of circulating the resources and protecting the environment by considering its value after it has lost its original use. Upcycling helps us to care about the environment and nature and also to think more when making things at first.
The SUP will increase awareness of the resource circulation through various programs such as citizen participating events, up-cycling experience tour, upcycling cultural festival and by doing that, citizens and tourists can see, experience and learn all about up-cycling.