"Design on the Road" is a program by PaTI that finds learning through travel. The PATI illustration concentration course determined the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) as the destination for this trip. For a trip to a place that was close to the school but felt farther than anywhere else on the Korean Peninsula, we found a teacher who lives in the DMZ, farms, and runs a school. The teacher described the trip to the Demilitarized Zone as ‘The Blind Men touching the Elephant'. It was because travelers could only see permitted areas of the DMZ and had to imagine the whole area with limited experience. Ten participants walked, saw, and touched the part of the DMZ, where they were allowed to travel with their teachers, and presented their own interpretations of the DMZ. We listened to the story of the traces and symbols of the accidents that took place in the space, and at the same time, We wrote and drew how the scenery came from the point of view of the participants living in 2021.
During the exhibition period of the Venice Biennale, the results in three directions will be serialized through the Biennale's official website.
-First, An edited video work based on the pictures and videos taken by the learners and their recorded writings.
-Second, The scenery of DMZ expressed by the learners in illustrations.
-Thurd, The five-day field log of the DMZ tour recorded by the learners.
*The illustration work will also be shown in the newspaper ‘At Paju’.
DMZ, Walking on the Border
Korean Pavilion of the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition
2021.05. 22nd Saturday - 21st November 2021
Ahn Sang-sooㅣPaTI Director
Kwon Min-hoㅣPaTI Illustration Studio Director
Project Planning and Production
Lee Sun-wooㅣPaTI Illustration Studio Researcher
Imaging and Production
Sung Ha-eun, Jang Yeah-jin ㅣPaTI Film Design Lab Researcher
People who helped us.
Lee Jae-seokㅣprincipal of DMZ Ecological Peace School
Lim Hyun-jooㅣeditor-in-chief of ‘At Paju’ the newspaper cooperative Paju
Yoon Hyun Soo