Prof. Kim Min-soo, Interview on the Healing Design of Negative Heritage

In an interview with the university newspaper, Professor Kim Min-soo expressed a critical view of the “Exhibition of the Japanese Government-General Building Remains,” which are the remnants of the former Japanese Government-General of Korea’s building that was dismantled in 1995 and reconstructed at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province.

His criticism is that to correct the past wrongs and heal the wounds of Japanese occupation, the building must feature types of design that primarily point to “the context of the location,” based on which the meaning of each demolished part can be accurately explained to the public for education and reflection, rather than having a park designed like ancient ruins.

Date: 2020. 9. 14

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2020-09-14 written by ICRC
September 14, 2020