Southern Seoul's City of Metal walking tour

Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Mullae-dong, Seoul
W20,000 for members; W25,000 for non-members
Tour Leader: 
Ian Henderson and Jon Dunbar

Meet Up Location: Mullae Station exit 7

Destination: Mullae-dong, western Seoul

Korea's arts and music scenes have faced challenges in recent years, even as they find unprecedented success. Once centered around the Hongik University area, many artists and musicians have become gentrification refugees, fleeing to Mullae-dong, a fading industrial neighbourhood south of the river. 

Here, the creativity as well as the noisiness of industry and art go together. The area has led to the rise of art studios and live music venues, while also remaining one of Seoul's roughest areas. 

Ian Henderson, director of the heavy metal documentary "K-Pop Killers," and Jon Dunbar, author of the punk zine "Broke in Korea," will lead participants through the alleys of Mullae-dong, looking at its past history as an industrial whistle-stop region, its current status as a refuge for artists and musicians and the structural problems it faces, as well as its projected future.


Please register your RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 7 by simply clicking here.  

                        (Please register one RSVP at a time.)

                 ☞Payment to be remitted to the following account:
         SHINHAN BANK ACCOUNT # 100-026-383501 (RAS-KB).



Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehak-ro 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

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