The area of Baedari is the historical and cultural center of Incheon,
the third largest city of South Korea. It grew around traditional
architectures, winding streets, used books stores and popular markets.

The city government plans to destroy much of the area to conduct
a „city remodeling plan“: a fast and profitable urban planning without
any consultation.
The local residents are convinced that their district should be preserved.
It contains the roots of the modern Incheon, the necessary presence
of the past to understand the present.
The residents mobilize, they act together. They organize events to bring
visibility and invite artists. In doing so, they embody the notion
of „cultural activist“.

Come hell or high water
Contre vents et marées
Contra viento y marea
Komme was wolle


"Letter Performance (Baedari)", Incheon, Korea

photographies: Nick Spratt
part of 'PUBLIC STUDIO_IV Sarangbang and guests'

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