South Korean architect Dongwoo Yim is co-founder and principal of Praud, a research firm exploring issues related to architecture, urbanism and design, and an assistant professor at Hongik University in Seoul. He is also a curator and the author of several books, and in 2014 he was part of the Golden Lion-winning Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. For the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Dongwoo and Calvin Chua, founder of design practice Spatial Anatomy, reconstructed the inside of a Pyongyang home to give visitors a glimpse of daily life in North Korea. We spoke to the duo about the project on WePresent.
“North Korea is very veiled – but rather than further isolating it, more engagement, dialogue and awareness could offer a possible solution to the current impasse.”