Who owns the city?
Who produces the city?
Who has the right to the city today?
How do we practice the city?
These questions frame the podcast mini-series from the University of Michigan Nam Center for Korean Studies. Thinking about various modes of spatial practices, this series will probe the contemporary conditions of the city in a country that has undergone exponential growth and is in constant metamorphosis. This series will also act as an introduction to our Perspectives on Contemporary Korea Conference taking place November 12-13, 2021 and features some of our conference presenters.
Reclaiming the City with Ju Hui Judy Han
Ju Hui Judy Han, is an assistant professor in Gender Studies at UCLA and has a PhD in Geography from UC Berkeley. She writes and draws comics about a range of topics in transnational Korean Studies, from Korean Christian missions and megachurches in Seoul to queer activism and protest cultures, all the while raising questions about mobilities, relations, and space. Join our conversation as we explore new questions and approaches about the fundamental rights of urban residents to make and remake the city.
Reclaiming the City with Hyungmin Pai
Hyungmin Pai is an architectural historian, critic, curator, and professor at the University of Seoul. Join our conversation with him exploring the Exhibition, Crow’s Eye View at the 2014 Venice Biennale and the the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.