Book Launch: Convergent Flux “Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea”

Jinhee Park + John Hong (SsD)

From “hermit kingdom” to international economic powerhouse, the small nation of South Korea has experienced vast cultural, societal, and urban shifts in the last century. Although this state of flux is symptomatic of many nations that have undergone rapid industrialization, the story of Korea is somehow more condensed, more marked by upheaval, and through its radical transformation, perhaps more able to emerge as a nexus of design culture. Authors Jinhee Park and John Hong have examined Korea’s diverse work of the last decade through the lens of 5 conceptual streams: density, history, topography, materiality, and infrastructure. Please join them as they discuss a range of new and compelling projects many which have yet to be introduced to major media in the United States. Convergent Flux is published by the Harvard GSD and Birkhäuser.

Bon Chon Korean food will be served

Sponsored by AsiaGSD

Asia GSD

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