Taking place June 8-28 at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the ‘Inside Out: 7 Architectural Thoughts’ exhibition features seven progressive Korean architectural designers bringing up a challenging topic about ‘Koreaness’ to the Korean American community. With their cultural usages incongruent at times in multi-cultural communities of the United Sates, they are trying to make the cultural usages more suitable for current circumstances and create an indigenous cultural entity that is in harmony with diverse ethnic and cultural circumstances. Personally or communally driven, this effort has been performed not only by the Korean American community but also other ethnic groups. More information on the exhibition after the break.
Due to the unconscious inclination towards raising an economic or political status in the mainstream of American society, the Korean American community might have disregarded its cultural identity which should be defined by our traditional thoughts and cultural values. We, the Korean American community, obviously adapt our cultural mannerisms and customs in our own everyday lives. Nevertheless, we may not know whether or not such accustomed cultural behaviors, which are already formed as a daily life habit, have a future-oriented value and how worthy it is for the Korean American community in order to create its own cultural identity.
Administrative Curator: Heeseon Choi (Korean Cultural Center)
Coordinator: Sang Dae Lee
Exhibitors: Changsuk Lim, Dong Woo Kim, Jooho Ahn, Kyoung Soon Kim, Sang Dae Lee, SongHee You, Woonghee Lee
Poster Design: Dongwoo Kim
Subject Text: Kyoung Soon Kim
Website Design: Sang Dae Lee
Sponsors: SAMOO Architects & Engineers; Design Group S5, (주) 에스화이브; William Cho Photography
Special Thanks: Prof. Jongkeun Lee, Graduate School of Architecture, Kyonggi Univ.
Supporters: Korean Institute of Architects, posco e&c, Archdaily, archinect, Korean American Foundation, bustler, Joh Sungwook Architects
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