May 2014 / Book: Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula
Dongsei Kim's writings "A Construct the Koreas (Never) Made Together: Deconstructing the DMZ for the Imaginary" and "Lines of War" were published in the Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula (Catalogue for the Korean Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition at Venice, Italy) edited by Hyungmin Pai and Minsuk Cho, published by Archilife. May 2014.
Lines of War
No line is more a manifestation of human survival than the lines of war. Through a set of historical maps from the Korean War, the “Lines of War” demonstrates that these lines are always actively drawn, erased, and redrawn over time as a result of multiple forces acting on the territory. Simply put, the line should be understood as a living entity that is dynamically shaped by the ongoing spatial negotiations. A series of frozen moments of these spatial negotiations are inscribed on to the selected maps of “The Chinese Spring Offence” in April 1951, “The Battle Lines” between July and October 1951, “The Demarcation Line” map of 1953, and on to the “Armistice Agreement” document of 1953. These snippets highlight and unearth some lived moments of the DMZ. Moreover, this information as a collective whole allows us to expand our understanding of the present. It affords us a platform to project ourselves into the future giving us a glimpse of what is to come.
Kim, Dongsei. 2014. “A Construct the Koreas (Never) Made Together: Deconstructing the DMZ for the Imaginary.” In Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula. Edited by Hyungmin Pai and Minsuk Cho. Seoul: Archilife. pp.192-194. ISBN 978-89-964508-6-3 93610.
Kim, Dongsei. 2014. “Lines of War.” In Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula. Edited by Hyungmin Pai and Minsuk Cho. Seoul: Archilife. pp.195-197. ISBN 978-89-964508-6-3 93610.
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