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March 01-04, 2018

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2018 SPE Annual Conference: Uncertain Times: Borders, Refuge, Community, Nationhood / Hosted by The University of the Arts

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"Guryong Village in Seoul"

Soohyun Kim (I)

Saturday, March 12 - 11:00AM to 11:45AM
Summerlin F

In Seoul, Guryong Village is the biggest shantytown in the city’s wealthiest district. My mother has lived there for the past decade. In 2014 and 2015, I stayed with her in Guryong Village to document the area while also providing photographic services for the community, such as passport photos and funerary images. I juxtaposed intimate moments of everyday life with the coarse urban milieu of city space not only to emphasize unspoken contradictions of places shaped by neo-liberal economic policy, but also to reveal a narrative of private relationships, often painful subjectivity and the personality of many inhabitants.

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Soohyun Kim
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