Mun Hee Lee

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April 8, 2014 - 7:15pm

The idea of understanding Urbanism as “plural experience and not a singular event” allows somewhat unfinished yet more accurate representation of reality; the observation of the cultural landscape and the personal and subjective narratives of the flaneur both become important tools to witness and express moments of interaction. I think using the medium of video to represent these intangible... more

March 26, 2014 - 2:46pm

In the texts by Poe, Benjamin and Wilson, the trivial and fragmented aspects of the city, particularly the street life, have been explored and romanticized. In this context, the flaneur's endless and circular journey through the labyrinth(the city) becomes a telescope through which the audience can take a peek at the lives of people. As Wilson explains, "it was the trivial,... more

February 26, 2014 - 3:10pm
February 26, 2014 - 12:52pm

In the text “The Right to the City,” Don Mitchell uses “People’s Park” in Berkeley as a case study to explain the role of public space and the variables that influence the discourse. As he explains the history of struggle over People’s Park, among the University of California, City and Government officials, activists, students and residents (and the homeless), Mitchell illustrates the stance... more

February 19, 2014 - 2:27pm

In Vidler's text "Agoraphobia: Spatial Estrangement in Georg Simmel and Siegfried Kracauer," Simmel's theory (and Kracauer's analysis of the theory) on the relation between social order and spatial dimensions, especially estrangement. "The Stranger", as a type, becomes an interesting topic in terms of exploring and understanding how much power space has in... more

February 5, 2014 - 2:25pm

Fainstein uses “investigative journalism” as the primary method of gathering information, by interviewing individuals she found through word of mouth. This attempt, to reveal the cultural, political and economic landscape behind the hardscape that we see on the streets, seems to have issues of misrepresentation and under-representation. How are these individuals or narratives selected... more

February 4, 2014 - 9:06pm
January 29, 2014 - 10:17am

Paul Groth explains that the studies of cultural landscape can be applied at the political and personal level and defines the ultimate objective of cultural landscape writing is “to inform the public.(10)”

What are the most appropriate ways of communicating ideas or information about “spaces between [landmark structures](Groth,3)” and the invisible infrastructure? As mentioned in... more