By Jeong Hye Kim

PhD in Architectural and Urban History and Theory
Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Published November 27, 2020
by Routledge
Pub. Location: London
230 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367356408
eBook ISBN 9780429340871
Subject Built Environment, Environment and Sustainability
[Book series] Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design

You can see the Introduction on all online book stores.
Table of Contents and Chapter Abstracts are available on Taylor & Francis eBooks.

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Architecture & Collective Life

AHRA 2019 Conference
Dundee University
21 – 23 November 2019

Photo: Nanjido Landfill Collective Housing Complex (c) Joon Kim

The Collective vs the Public


This study examines ‘the collective’ in the inhabited landfill of Nanjido (Seoul, 1978-1992), the creation of a political and economic authority derived from the community’s relational subjectification, and the meaning of ‘the public’ for a landfill-turned park (2002-present) in the new era.

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Seoul Urban Art – Conference 
16-17 October 2019 (16 Oct. 16:00)

Between Spectacle and the Urban

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Global Architectural Style and the Cityscape

The metropolis began to appear in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the cities of Western nations followed by other cities throughout the rest of the world. Seoul was transformed into one of the modern metropolises during the colonial period of its history in the early 20th century. Scholars define “metropolis” as a site where people from diverse backgrounds gather and develop a variety of industries and trade or as a place where one can remain anonymous within a massive population. In the 21st century, the modern metropolis has expanded and new, larger forms of cities, such as the megalopolis and the metacity have emerged. Seoul is one of the cities that have demonstrated the changing features of the large-scale modern city.

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Jeong Hye Kim
PhD thesis (315 pages)
Architectural and Urban History and Theory
The Bartlett School of Architecture
University College London (UCL)

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A research sponsored by the Korea-England Research Fellowship (Arts Council Korea [ARKO] and Arts Council England [ACE]) and supported by the UCL Urban Laboratory.

Seminar on 20 January 2017

This research focuses on surplus in urban space as the production of the neoliberal economy. The creation and demolition of surplus (including related spaces) are currently ongoing phenomena throughout the globe, and artists’ engagement with them is significant. Thus, it ultimately raises a question on the relationship between art and the social—or art and the urban.[1] Before discussing the notion of ‘surplus’ in urban space, it would be helpful to understand the ways in which the expression ‘surplus space’ has been used. So far, landscape architects have widely used the term ‘surplus space’ to indicate abandoned facilities or spaces of the industrial era that are no longer in use. Architectural designers have, thus, been involved with renovating such spaces to impose a new value on them.

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