Panel Information

Friday, May 3, 2019 

8:30-9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00-9:15 Opening remarks by Eugenie Birch
(Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education, University of Pennsylvania)
9:15-10:00 Keynote speech by Francisco Sanin
(Syracuse University; co-director of the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism)
10:00-10:15 Coffee break

Panel 1: Materializing Transition

“Encircling Seoul: Walls and Gates of the City”
Frank Chance (University of Pennsylvania)

“Playing the Palace: New Leisure Experiences in Early 20th-Century Seoul”
Christine Kim (Georgetown University)

“Dis-placing the Indigent: Keijō’s (Seoul) Urbanization in Late Colonial Korea”
Sonja Kim (Binghamton University)

“Delayed Completion of a Colonial Modernization Project: Refurbishment of Cheonggyecheon stream in Seoul from the 1930s to 1960s and the Creation of a New Urban Landscape”
Bok-kyu Yum (University of Seoul)

Discussant: Sinwoo Lee (University of Pennsylvania)

12:15-1:30 Lunch

Panel 2: Constructing Cold War Urbanism: Urban Planning, Architecture, and Infrastructure  

“The Modernist Dream: The Yŏŭido Master Plan of 1969”
Se-Mi Oh (University of Michigan)

“Constructing Ambivalent Korea(s): Architecture, Urbanism, and Statecraft”
Dongsei Kim (NYIT)

“Infrastructures of Displacement: The Transpacific Travel of Urban Renewal during the Cold War”
Sujin Eom (Dartmouth College)

Discussant: Jini Kim Watson (New York University)

3:30-3:45 Coffee break

Panel 3: Unsettled City: Urban Environment, Virtual Spatiality, and Dislocation     

“Workers, Emigres, and Shamans: The Evolution and the Future of Yongsan’s Last Shantytown”
Jean Lee (Wilson Center)

“Urban Fear and New House Syndrome in South Korea”
Seo Young Park (Scripps College)

“Seoul, Dislocation, and the Emergence of the Korean Laptop Nation”
Ellie Choi (Brown University)

Discussant: Hae Yeon Choo (University of Toronto)

6:00-8:00 Reception


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