October 9, 2020 / Talk: Columbia University Seminar 


Dongsei Kim was invited to present his ongoing research on the DMZ and its relationship to architecture in a talk titled “Visceral Borders: Spatial Implications of Bordering Practices in the Korean Peninsula” at Columbia University's Korean Studies University Seminar.

This research examines how spatial practices at a contested border construct and deconstruct Korean division’s plural understandings. It uses spatial-ethnography to analyze four spaces that shape and exemplify the Korean division, its unification, and its subjects. The investigation explores physical spaces and the subjective experiences produced from an exhibition, a heritage site, a museum, and a landscape that epitomizes the divide, which starts to project alternative ways of understanding contested nation-state border spaces.

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