The Live Projects exhibition explores the challenges currently facing our cities from this important and universally recognizable urban form.
Young Wook Oh
This is a three-dimensional map imagining Seoul in the near future. In particular, it presents the heart of Seoul where most of the tributaries of Cheonggyecheon are restored. It presents a visualized forecast of how Seoul could change with population decrease and new technology engaged in the city.
In particular, the local markets that experienced times of hardship during the 21st century due to the economic recession will be revitalized. We imagine a people eventually tired of their technology-driven civilization and reminiscing about the past while taking a stroll in a market mixed with foreign tourists who dream of traveling to traditional markets. In this future, people will come to these markets to exchange memories and personal experiences rather than being absorbed in buying and selling goods. We see people flocking to these areas while other parts of the city are reclaimed by forests owing to both sparse population and technological advancement.
THE SOUND OF GENTLY BRUSHING BY
The Sound of Gently Brushing by is the description of the word “whisper” in the Korean dictionary. Markets open where the crowd is and close when and where people leave. And where there is a crowd there are sounds. What fills up the mornings, days and nights are the bustling noises of people selling and buying and the sounds of market goods. One can bring back forgotten memories and senses if he or she listens to a market from dawn to night.
The Sound of Gently Brushing by allows the visitors to listen in on the daily whispers of a market through hand-crafted wooden speakers that are installed in a market.
This project addresses the questions of space, the activities occurring within that space, and how the space transforms as a result. Through the research on “Mapping Gesture,” we sought to excavate a new territory, define the gaps between its constituent parts, and explore the experience from that interval.
Multiple forms of media such as photography, video, performance, painting, and drawing are used to better reveal the concept of the work. The entire process becomes part of the work. The unique approach of Tomaz Hipólito’s works offers a fresh and original view of the world.
PERHAPS. PERHAPS. PERHAPS
Sewoon Plaza Pedestrian Deck – Cheonggye Daelim Deck
Perhaps. Perhaps. Perhaps aims to create a road by randomly placing benches and other types of comfortable street furniture such as awnings of familiar height inviting people to sit and stay to read a book or rest awhile. A road that is not only a connection from one destination to another but a destination in its own.
The temporary structure unit that forms the project is made into a standardized module system that are easy to install, modify and de-stall. Which can also be used to create a sense of rhythm and various patterns that bring life to the roads and surrounding areas. Furthermore, the ‘unfinishedlook' of these units are expected to work as a backdrop for the curiosity and imagination of its users.
UAUS: University of Seoul
Is it possible to give new life to what has been thrown out? We specifically looked at disposable cups to answer this question. Our proposal is to turn them into flowerpots, hence the name 'CUPLOWER’. The goal of this project is to collect used, disposable cups that would have otherwise been thrown away and repurpose them to create new products.
Visitors can experience the whole process of making their own CUPLOWER from cutting holes into the bottom of the cups, filling them with soil, then placing cups under them to seeding. Naturally there will be no disposable cups that goes to waste.
UAUS: Kookmin University
In trying to identify the most impressive and memorable aspect of marketplaces, we take a close look at the atmosphere created by the collection of multiple market stands and the diversity of food and other items being sold.
We then reinterpret these factors that give marketplaces their unique identity and attempt to express them in a new way. We chose ‘bamboo body pillows’ as the main make-up of this space.
We put a particular focus on the attempt to incorporate the feel of these traditional items along with the inclusiveness of marketplaces and the enclosed feeling of market stalls. This new design cuts the traditional bamboo pillow in half and uses a dichroic filter layer, which allows only certain wavelengths of light through, thus refracting other types of light that are filtered through splashing color to the structure.
The new transformation of bamboo pillows brings a new visual atmosphere to the marketplace and also works as a display window to illuminate the items on display.
Curator: Young Chul Jang
Associate Curator: Aram you, Jooyeon Choi, Jooseok Hong
Photographer: Yong soon Kim