Architecture and the Evolving Commons

architecture of the evolving commons
Korean Cultural Centre UK

Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW
16:00 – 20:00, 2 June 2016

Please join us for Architecture and the Evolving “Commons” – London and Seoul, a seminar in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture and the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 (Artistic Directors – Hyungmin Pai and Alejandro Zaera Polo), organized by Hae-Won Shin and Robert Mull.

As a platform for exchange between some of the most influential practitioners and theorists from Seoul and London, two sessions focusing on each respective city will discuss the salient issues of how new conceptions of the ‘commons’ are reinventing and reorganizing the city.

Speakers and moderators (in alphabetical order):
John Hong: Director of International Studios, Seoul Lab 2017; Professor, Seoul National University
Indy Johar: Director, Architecture 00
Soik Jung: Director, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism Division
Torange Khonsari and Andreas Lang: Directors, Public Works
Robert Mull: Professor, Beevor Mull Architects LLP
Lucy Musgrave: Director, Publica
Hyungmin Pai: Co-director, Seoul Biennale 2017; Professor, University of Seoul
Hae-Won Shin: Curator, Seoul Biennale 2017; Principal, lokaldesign

The accompanying exhibition Existing City / New Resource curated by John Hong examines how the existing city can be leveraged as a new resource for creative engagement. Featured artwork includes large scale diagrams by John Hong which explicate the current and future initiatives being undertaken by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, a series of photographs by artist Kyungsub Shin entitled SH (Study on Habitability), and a film entitled Seoul by filmmaker and architect Tapio Snellman. The work will be on display from June 2-10.

Please RSVP to: info [at] KCCUK [dot] org [dot] uk / +44(0)20 7004 2600
The event is free and open to the public.