In recent years, changes in the South Korean environment have also called these histories and developmental logic into question. These changes in environment are social, economic and natural, ranging from broad crises in recent years like the social tragedy of the sinking of Sewol, the South Korean ferry, the outbreak of earthquakes in the southern part of South Korea and the increasing number of youth that are unable to find housing under rising housing costs and high youth unemployment. These crises have drawn attention to the absence of the basic provisions of “shelters,” a permeating feeling of insecurity in contemporary life.
Using this umbrella term of “shelter,” this multi-disciplinary event will be loosely organized around three lines of “shelter” related inquiry: 1) disaster-related shelter: the engineering, technological and architectural visualizations for emergency spaces 2) artistic/experimental shelter: artistic endeavors that conceive of and provide shelters for community 3) temporary residential shelters: visualizations and explorations for spaces that provide shelters for wellbeing.
Curator: Yeon Shim Chung
Research Curator: Kimberly Mee Chung
Artists: Interlab (Director: Kyungho Ko), Jungsun Park, Daechul Lee, Wonjung Choi.