Festival Held to Celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of I·SEOUL·U
On October 29, 2017, a special festival was held at the Oil Tank Culture Park in Mapo-gu to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of I SEOUL U, the new city brand of Seoul, which had been selected through the participation of over 200,000 citizens in 2015. The event was composed of the three programs of I Market U, I Busking U and I Concert U, centering on the brand’s core values of Coexistence, Passion and Composure. Seven experience-based programs were operated as well for all visitors to take part in. Artists sold collaborative products featuring the I SEOUL U brand at ‘I Market·U’ while ‘I·Busking U’ hosted indie band performances for visitors to enjoy while lounging around and admiring the Autumn scenery. ‘I·Concert·U’ staged performances in diverse genres to induce the participation of young people.
Celebration of the 2nd Anniversary of Seoul Brand I·SEOUL·U
The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will be hosting a festival to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Seoul Brand I·SEOUL·U from 11am to 5pm on October 29 at the Oil Tank Culture Park located in Mapo-gu.
I·SEOUL·U was selected as the new brand of Seoul by over 200,000 citizens in 2015. In May 2016, the Seoul Metropolitan Government officially launched the brand as the official symbol (brand) of Seoul through the announcement of the ‘Partially Revised Ordinance Bill on the Symbols of Seoul City Ordinance.’ The brand has been well-loved by people since.
The festival was organized with the purpose of encouraging both Koreans and foreigners to experience the brand in order to expand upon its scope of use and improve familiarity of the brand in daily life in celebration of the 2nd anniversary of the I·SEOUL·U brand which encompasses Seoul’s core values of ‘Coexistence, Passion, and Composure.’
The I·SEOUL·U 2nd anniversary festival will consist of three main events of ‘I·Market·U’, ‘I·Busking·U’ and ‘I·Concert U’ and seven experience-based programs.
‘I·Market U’ is a space that creates and sells artist-collaborated products (creative works) using the I·SEOUL·U brand. Check out various original works and make your own products.
‘I·Busking·U’ hosts performances by indie bands that visitors can listen to while relaxing and enjoying the autumn weather. Other noteworthy events are set to include a fashion show by artists who participated in ‘I Market U’ utilizing I·SEOUL·U.
‘I·Concert·U’ features performances in various genres to encourage the participation of young people in the festival. The Seoul Metropolitan Government Global Ambassadors KARD, No Brain, Mad Clown, and SEENROOT will perform their songs for Seoul citizens and foreign tourists.
The festival will also feature seven experience-based programs focusing on Seoul brand’s three core values of ‘Coexistence, Passion and Composure’ and those who participated in all programs will receive collaborated products with the I·SEOUL·U brand.
Overview the 2nd Anniversary of the ‘I·SEOUL·U Festival’
- ○ Time: October 29 (Sun), 2017
I·Market·U Time: 11:00am∼7:00pm
Place: Market Zone inside the Oil Tank Culture Park ※Participation by 100 vendors
Description: Display and sales of Seoul brand utilizing collaborated products,
Operation of programs
(Theme: Coexistence, passion, composure)
I·Busking·U Time: 11:00am∼5:00pm
Place: Culture Plaza (Wooden Deck) inside the Oil Tank Culture Park
Description: Busking (3 groups), fashion show, Seoul Brand Shelter
(display of 400 chairs featuring the Seoul brand concept), etc.
I·Concert U Time: 12:00pm∼4:00pm
Place: Performance Zone inside the Oil Tank Culture Park
Description: Congratulatory Speech, I Seoul U 2nd Anniversary Concert
(8 groups including KARD and No Brain)
※ Schedule and cast are subject to change.
- ○ Place: Oil Tank Culture Park (located in Mapo-gu)
- ○ Participants
– Citizens, Mayor of Seoul, Chairman of the Seoul Metropolitan Council, Members of the Seoul Brand Committee, Seoul Brand Citizen Participation Group, foreign residents, etc.
‘I·Concert·U’ Performance Schedule
|Opening Performances||12:00 ~ 12:15||Machorita||Acoustic|
|12:15 ~ 12:30||Lalakus||Acoustic Band|
|12:30 ~ 13:00||SEENROOT||Folk Rock|
|Official Events||13:00 ~ 13:10||Opening ceremony and process guide |
Congratulatory speech by Seoul Mayor
|Main Performances||13:10 ~ 13:30||KARD||K-POP|
|13:30 ~ 14:10||Superbee & myunDo||Hip-hop|
|14:10 ~ 14:40||Rude paper||Reggae|
|14:40 ~ 15:20||Mad Clown||Hip-hop|
|15:20 ~ 16:00||No Brain||Rock|
DENG JING Interview
YUI Interview Video
BONNIE Interview Video
ULRIKE Interview Video
Seoul City Hosts Job Fair for Foreign Residents
On October 31, 2017, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will host the 2017 Job Fair for Foreign Residents from 10am until 5pm at COEX Hall D1 to provide foreigners with an opportunity to find employment at domestic companies and offer domestic companies a chance to hire a foreign work force and move one step closer to advance into the overseas market.
This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Job Fair for Foreign Residents. 49 companies and 2,082 job seekers participated in the 2015 job fair and 50 of them found employment. As for the 2016 job fair, 63 companies and 2,120 job seekers took part, with 65 people succeeding in landing a job.
60 domestic companies will attend this year’s job fair including those that are aiming at advancing into overseas markets, large- and medium-sized companies that are expanding their foreign customer services inside Korea such as Woori Bank and Webzen as well as promising small- and medium-sized companies.
Job seekers may receive information on each participating company and engage in a one-on-one interview at recruitment booths. HR managers of participating companies can use the interview management system to systematically manage everything from confirmation of the interview schedule to completion of hiring. Other services offered at the job fair include Vocational Aptitude Test (Kookmin University), Interview Clinic (Dongguk University), Resume Clinic (Chung-Ang University), Makeup and Image Consulting and Resume Photo Service.
All foreigners seeking employment can register and request interviews (interviews are conducted on a first-come-first-served basis) through the job fair website (www.seouljobfair.com) until October 27, 2017. On-site registration on the day of the fair is also possible. If you wish to register on-site, please bring your resume and letter of self-introduction to participate in job interviews.
Seoul City Opens Up Three Secret Underground Spaces
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will allow public access to three underground spaces that remained secret to the public until now. They are the Yeouido Underground Bunker, Gyeonghuigung Palace Air-raid Shelter and the Ghost Station in Sinseol-dong.
The ‘Yeouido Underground Bunker’ was built in the 1970s and is suspected to have been used as a secret haven by the bodyguards of the president. It carries significance as a historic space from the cold war era. After undergoing precision inspection and safety measures, it will open to the public on October 19, 2017 as an exhibition space.
The underground bunker is situated in an area of 871㎡ as still resembles the original contours. The room that is suspected to have been used by the president includes a restroom and shower room. A sofa was restored to look as close to the original as possible so that visitors can sit on it while the toilet in the restroom has been left untouched. Other areas of the bunker has artwork installed and are also used to display exhibitions. The bunker will be open between 10am and 6pm from Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Mondays and January 1st) with free admission.
The ‘Gyeonghuigung Palace Air-raid Shelter’ was equipped with a communication facility to prepare for air raids during the later years of Japanese colonial rule. The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) has installed lighting and sound equipment to reenact the feeling as an air-raid facility during wartime. Footage of bombers and anti-aircraft control is visualized in 3D imagery on the ceiling of the first floor. Real-time photo mosaic media art was reenacted using 20,000 related-images. The second floor stairs is designed in a way that allows visitors to view the entire shelter.
The ‘Ghost Station at Sinseol-dong’ was built in 1974 when subway line 1 was created but later became an unused station as the route was readjusted. Civilian access was prohibited over the last 43 years and no map listed the Ghost Station, hence the name Ghost Station. It is a rare station that retains the structure and appearance of a station built in the 1970s and has made an appearance in the music video of EXO and the film Cold Eyes. This is the first time it has been open to the public.
Gyeonghuigung Palace Air-raid Shelter and the Ghost Station in Sinseol-dong will start operation for 20 visitors per session through advanced reservation from October 21 to November 26 on weekends between 12pm and 4pm, four times a day. A mid-to-long term plan will be established next year.
Gyeonghuigung Palace Air Raid Shelter
2pm on October 19 (Thu)– 6pm on November 22 (Wed), 2017 Apply at the website of Seoul Museum of History (http://www.museum.seoul.kr) Contact : 82-2-724-0274
Ghost Station at Sinseol-dong
2pm on October 19 (Thu) – 6pm on November 22 (Wed), 2017 Apply at the website of SMG (http://safe.seoul.go.kr/archives/52552?tr_code=sweb) Contact: 82-2-2133-8024, 8022, 8149, 8040
▮ Apply for up to four tickets per person (no duplicate applications allowed); tickets offered on a first-come-first-served basis
▮ Four times a day (12:00pm~4:00pm), 20 visitors per session