Urbex Seoul 4; To find another city better than this one…

Ihwa Mural Village

From Ihwa Mural Village looking at Namsan Tower of Seoul.

A nice spot to quarrel with this city.

Soon I will write a post about Ihwa Mural Village on my website, Seyahatya.com

Keep following.

How to go to Ihwa Mural Village:

Take Subway, Hyeahwa Station. Exit 2. Walk in direction of left side. You will see signs which will take you to the village.

For the Other Urbex Seoul Stories on Dogania: Here

While I was on their planet 4

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Ihwa Mural Village, Seoul – South Korea

Rest of my days on the planet: here

Urbex Seoul 3; Waiting Sunrise Along the Han River

안녕 하세요 여러분! 제가 운동 하기를 시작 했어요. 매일 아침에 힌강에서 만날래? Han River, Seoul These days I am enjoying beautiful weather of Seoul by going down to Han River every morning before sunrise. During that time every thing is amazing, especially fascinating view of  river. Location; 200 meters from Hannam Station, between Hannam Bridge and Banpo Bridge.

Bani Adam (the Children of Adam) and One of Shaadi’s Bayts

“Humans (lit., ‘children of Adam’) are the limbs of one/the same body,
and are from the same essence in their creation.
When the conditions of the time hurt one of these parts,
other parts will suffer from discomfort/restlessness, as well.
If you are indifferent about the misery of others,
it is not deserving to call you a human being.”

– Shaadi Shirazi

Original of the bayt:

 بنى آدم اعضاء يک پیکرند
که در آفرينش ز يک گوهرند
چو عضوى بدرد آورد روزگارد
دگر عضوها را نماند قرار 

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Photo: Kobani, Western Kurdistan. Aftermath of Isis’s Siege

Urbex Seoul 2; An Old Structure on Cheonggyecheon

I don’t know the story of this structure, but it deserves a post on Dogania. image Location; 200 meters from Sinseol-dong Subway Station (Line 1). Lets talk about the story of Cheonggyecheon project in a post next time. It is an appreciable change made by Seoul in recent years.

Urbex Seoul; An Epic Place in Hoegi

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It is from the back gate of my university, Seoul City University. Though I have passed hundreds times by here, I just realized how a place it is.
I certainly need to check the sky more often. Unless doing that I will miss many things in the city.
Look up.!


Subway Line 1, Hoegi Station, Exit 2.

Gudi; An Ancient Chaldean Song from Hakkari ( Kurdistan, Turkey)

Young girl sing for her lover Ammo ( Emanuel ) and she says ; l make fresh butter for my love ” Ammo ” ! …l ‘m tired, but doesn’t matter, l ‘ll go on to make butter for him… l love you Ammo ! …

 

Korean Person Performing Azerbaijani Maqam

Music maqams of Middle Eastern cultures is a huge tradition. Especially Kurds and Azarbaijanis are two most important owners of this tradition.

It makes a good feeling to see that a Korean person performing something from my culture. Koreans are mostly interested in popular culture and its features like pop music. Therefore, Koreans of this sort are special. Thank you man. Thank you Kim Seoq!

Seoul Town Meeting (with European Residents)

Yesterday (March 6, 2015), there was a fruitful meeting at Seoul’s Global Center. The theme of the meeting was to raise some ideas or concerns by the Europian residents of the city to develop new policies. The mayor, Mr. Park also was ready on the meeting, sitting on the center of hole, listening the comments and taking many notes carefully.

Seoul Town MeetingQuestions and comments were raised mainly around these titles;

-The situation of foreign schools in Seoul. Inadequacy of elementary schools in districts where foreigners mostly live.

-Difficulties of bank loans for foreigners and foreign institutions.

Traffic safety. Many participant raised their unhappiness with Seoul’s traffic situation.

Lack of governance caring some sub-community groups like gays and trans.

Garbage based problems. Dirty situation of the streets.

-And sure, language barrier for foreigners in the city. A few participants asked for bilingual system for services and e-government websites.

At the end, Mayor Park did a speech, and answered some questions.

By the way, he gave a good news that they are going to open Seoul Foreign Resident Council this year.

Hope to see such meetings with the other residents of the city. With Muslim residents, with South East Asian in the city, with foreign students in Seoul, with architects, urban planners, and so on.

Here you can watch the meeting:

Dream Your Own Urban; Fill the blanks!

Rapid, uncontrolled and inegalitarian urbanization in Turkey, and the authoritarian impulse behind it, constitute an immense challenge to all citizens and make our cities virtually unlivable. We foster the idea that the city becomes livable when, as citizens, we make it our own; when we reclaim and create its common (public) spaces together. In this regard, making the city liveable becomes a form of dissent. Our objective is to encourage everyone to take part in ‘placemaking’ activities geared towards co-creating places of encounter in neighborhoods and opportunities to participate in communal activities. We aim to inspire and enable spontaneous urban interventions to turn the streets into the city’s living room. So let’s make this our common purpose and imagine it into being!

Project & production by Erman Topgül, Arzu Erturan, Gökçe Su Yoğurtçuoğlu, Merve Uçak, Fatih Bilgin, Hande Zerkin, Tan Mavitan.

Special thanks to İmre Azem as we used footages from his documentary film “Agoraphobia”; and to Ilgın Niron and Özlem Apaydın for acting in the animations.

Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons is a new project seeking to amplify the message of local struggles between citizens and urbanisation processes in Poland, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom. docnextnetwork.org/radical-democracy-reclaiming-commons/

This work is part of Doc Next Network Media Collection. For more info visit docnextnetwork.org/

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