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Imagining Eurasia: Visualizing a Continental History
  • Imagining Eurasia: Visualizing a Continental History

    8.25 x 9.5 IN / 20.9 x 24.3 CM

    246 PP

    Text in Korean and English

    ISBN-13: 978-1-7335212-0-8


    Imagining Eurasia: Visualizing a Continental History


    A project by Kyong Park


    Imagining Eurasia is a research art project that visualizes the historical precedents and contemporary reconstructions of Europe and Asia as one continent. The project imagines a new relationship between East and West, and what a new Eurasia might be. Through a narrative sequence of three chapters, Imagining Eurasia highlights the significance of cities, networks, and territories within urban, regional, and continental geopolitics. The project questions whether greater movement of commerce, migration, and cultural exchange brings about greater empathy and communion between different societies, or if it instead deepens their distinctions and results in conflict.


    The book examines the constitution of points, lines, and areas that have morphologically shaped the space and time of Eurasia, through photographs, videos, graphics, animations, and texts. The project was first visualized in a sequence of three exhibitions (2015–2018), beginning with with “Here, There and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities,” followed by “From, To and In Between: A Theater of Networks,” and ending with “Mine, Yours and Ours: Border, Territory and Union.” Imagining Eurasia was commissioned by, and exhibited at, the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, South Korea.



    About the Author


    Kyong Park is Professor of Public Culture and Speculative Design in the Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, He was the Founding Director of StoreFront for Art and Architecture in New York (1982–1998), the International Center for Urban Ecology in Detroit (1998–2001), and the Centrala Foundation for Future Cities in Rotterdam (2005–2006). He was also a curator of the 1997 Gwangju Biennale and Artistic Director and Chief Curator of Anyang Public Art Project 2010 in Korea. He is the author of Urban Ecology: Detroit and Beyond (2005).

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