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  • Seoul Urban Regeneration Gallery Draws Approx. 14,000 Visitors in 100 Days Since Its Opening

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    The total number of visitors to the Seoul Urban Regeneration Gallery has recorded about 14,000 in the three months since its opening on June 4, 2019.

    The Seoul Urban Regeneration Gallery, built to share the value of urban regeneration projects with citizens, comprises archives to exhibit and advertise the regeneration projects conducted in Seoul, and to record and preserve diverse traits and history of each region that has gone through urban regeneration.

    The permanent exhibition of the gallery “Seoul: Ten Thousand Blossoms” is an archive to keep records of the original history of urban regeneration projects in Seoul. Visitors can experience media and content such as interactive kiosks and citizen interview videos that reflect the regional history and cultural properties, helping them learn about the changes of the landscapes of Seoul and the way of its urban regeneration from the 1950s to 2019.

    Hands in Seoul” is a platform to support the value of urban regeneration businesses and community regeneration corporations (CRCs) through exhibition planning and local magazine production. At the opening of the Seoul Urban Regeneration Gallery, the special exhibition entitled “Golden Hands in Seoul–Haebangchon” and related experience programs took place, obtaining good results, such as continuous sales of the works produced by artists based in Haebangchon (a target area for urban regeneration), opening of their paid experience classes, and placement contracts for their products in shopping malls.
    The second “Hands in Seoul” special exhibition will be held under the theme of handmade shoes in collaboration with Jeon Tae-soo, CEO of JS Shoes Design Lab in Seongsu-dong, one of the target areas for urban regeneration.

    The Urban Salon” is a cultural program to share discourses and inspirations on cities and urban regeneration. The third Urban Salon, which will be held on September 28, 2019, will take the format of book talk on the topic of “Pop-Up City,” a book written by Eum Su Won, Head of Media Policy at Airbnb and a columnist in urban architecture. To attend the salon, please visit the Facebook account or Onoffmix account of Seoul Urban Regeneration Center.

    Seoul Urban Regeneration Gallery Draws Approx. 14,000 Visitors in 100 Days Since Its Opening
    Permanent Exhibition “Seoul: Ten Thousand Blossoms”
    Hands in Seoul The Urban Salon

    Seoul Urban Regeneration Gallery
    Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00-19:00
    Seoul Urban Regeneration Gallery inside Donuimun Museum Village
    Address: 2, Songwol-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul Location: 5-minute walk from Exit 4 of Seodaemun Station (Line 5)
    Website: https://surc.or.kr/