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Everyday Social and Work Spaces in North Korea 北韓的社會生活與生產空間
Tuesday, 5 October 2021
7:30-9:00pm (Hong Kong, UTC+8)
Speakers: Calvin Chua, Yim Dongwoo
Language: English with simultaneous interpretation into Cantonese

Presentation by Calvin Chua
면방/Myeon-bang/Cotton Room/棉紡, a commissioned work in CHAT’s Winter Programme 2021, is a dramaturgical reproduction of a North Korean textile factory floor. Carefully reproducing factory setting, architectural features and propaganda artefacts, the installation reveals the contribution of the textile industry to economic development, cultural production, the empowerment of women and urbanisation. Calvin Chua’s presentation will focus on the development process of the installation, which is based on research in the field and engagement with workers and business owners in North Korea.

Presentation by Yim Dongwoo
Yim Dongwoo will provide another perspective of examining North Korea through its ‘microdistricts’. Microdistricts are socialist residential developments that provide housing, along with daycare, kindergartens, schools and shops, on the principle of people’s basic needs being met within walking distance. Many of the microdistricts also include small work-units within the compound. In North Korea, daily necessities are produced in these small work-units and are sold in shops in the microdistricts. Yim will focus on how these microdistricts were built over time and where they stand today.

2021年10月5日(星期二)
香港時間(UTC +8)晚上7時30分至9時
講者:蔡優進,任東宇
語言:英語及粵語即時傳譯

蔡優進的分享概要
《면방/Myeon-bang/Cotton Room/棉紡》是CHAT六廠將舉辦2021 冬季項目的展覽委約作品,是對北韓紡織廠車間的戲劇性再現。該裝置精心打造了工廠環境、建築特色和宣傳物品,揭示了紡織業對經濟發展、文化生產、婦女賦權和城市建設的貢獻。蔡優進的分享內容將側重於基於在地研究和與當地北韓工人和企業主互動內容發展而來的創作過程。

任東宇的分享概要
而任東宇則會從北韓的「微區」住宅,為我們提供觀察北韓社會的另一個視角。「微區」,作為社會主義住宅發展戰略,指的是由托兒所、幼兒園、學校和商店所組成的配套式住宅區,其概念強調在步行距離內便可滿足人們日常生活的基本需求。此外,許多微區在大院內設有小型工作單位。在北韓,生活必需品是在這些小單位內生產的,並在「微區」的商店出售。任東宇將帶領我們一窺這些微區的建立過程,以及它們的未來發展。

Oct 5, 2021 07:30 PM in Hong Kong SAR

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Calvin Chua 蔡優進
Principal of Spatial Anatomy 空解(設計)事務所主理人
Calvin’s artistic practices seeks to combine architecture, planning and advocacy. He is the founder of Spatial Anatomy and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. With a keen interest in bridging design and geopolitics, Chua has led ground-breaking research and capacity building programmes on urban and economic development in the DPRK over the past decade. 蔡優進的設計實踐結合建築、規劃和倡議。他畢業於建築聯盟學院,是英國註冊建築師,同時是Spatial Anatomy的創辦人,以及新加坡科技與設計大學的客席助理教授。蔡優進對設計和地緣政治的關係充滿興趣,在過去十年,他一直帶領著朝鮮民主主義人民共和國有關城市和經濟發展的開創性研究和能力建設項目。
Yim Dongwoo 任東宇
Principal of PRAUD PRAUD主理人
Yim Dongwoo is the co-founder of PRAUD and an assistant professor at Hongik University Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design. Yim was also an adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design from 2011 through to 2017 and a visiting assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis in 2016. 任東宇是PRAUD的聯合創辦人及弘益大學建築與城市設計研究生學院的助理教授。他持有哈佛大學城市設計的建築碩士學位及首爾國立大學學士學位,在2011年至2017年期間,他曾在羅德島設計學院擔任客席教授,2016年曾擔任聖路易斯華盛頓大學訪問助理教授。