Korean Studies University Seminar in the fall of 2020 will be online via Zoom.
“Visceral Borders: Spatial Implications of Bordering Practices in the Korean Peninsula”
Dongsei Kim, New York Institute of Technology
Friday, October 9, 2020
This research examines how spatial practices at a contested border construct and deconstruct plural understandings of the Korean division. It uses spatial-ethnography to analyze four spaces that shape and exemplify the Korean division, its unification, and its subjects. The physical space and the subjective experiences produced from an exhibition, a heritage site, a museum, and a landscape that epitomizes the divide are interrogated to explore an alternative way of understanding contested nation-state border spaces.
Co-sponsored by Columbia University Seminar; Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul, Korea