venice architecture biennale 08: 'pajubookcity' at the republic of korea's pavilion venice architecture biennale 08: 'pajubookcity' at the republic of korea's pavilion
sep 21, 2008

venice architecture biennale 08: 'pajubookcity' at the republic of korea's pavilion

‘pajubookcity’ – a 1000 sample books and 20 synchronized LCD monitors tell
the story of this completely new city, built on reclaimed wetlands near the north-south border
of south korea. located just 30 kilometers from seoul, it is a publishing cultural community.
in the late 1980s, a group of communal-minded young idealists started the
development of this area, which is now the home of 130 publishing companies, 57 printers and binders,
and 160 housing units. they now look set to be joined there by the korean movie industry.
it was a result of a time when in korea individuals more and more started pursuing
their own personal desires, and neglected or became disinterested in creating
common ground.
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‘pajubookcity’ installation
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pajubookcity’ installation
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‘pajubookcity’ installation
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‘pajubookcity’
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‘pajubookcity’ installation
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‘pajubookcity’ installation
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‘pajubookcity’ installation
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‘pajubookcity’ installation
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  • This reminds me suspiciously of a project we did a few years back…

    [url=http://sitronlab.com/opphengt/photo1.htm] svop/t booktown project [/url]

    The information on the project site is in Norwegian only, but I’m sure you get the picture!

    Tekami says:

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