A highlight of the kick-off was the announcement of this year's KECC goal of $1.225 million.
Secretary Wilson closed his remarks by recognizing the success of the KECC program and how state employees make a remarkable difference in the lives of Kentucky families, friends, and local communities.
Despite major development plans by the KECC that shaped modern Korea, such as the Gyeongbu Expressway, Sewoon Shopping Center and Jungmun Tourism Complex on Jeju Island, the name KECC is now almost forgotten and its legacy is not properly archived.
"We do not just reminisce on the past, but try to seek the future through the contradiction and paradox inherent in the KECC's works."
The exhibit will consist of two archives featuring works of the KECC and seven new pieces inspired by KECC designs -- the Yeouido Master Plan, Sewoon Shopping Mall, the Korean Pavilion at Expo 1970 in Osaka and the first Korea Trade Fair in 1968.