Artists and gentrification in South Korea
Andy Pratt was the guest of Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture where he gave a keynote presentation to a conference on Artists, Gentrification and Urban Regeneration. The event was held at the spectacular new Town Hall building in Seoul. The question of gentrification is a ‘hot topic’ in Seoul right now; the 300 tickets for the lecture were books in 3 hours flat! He also delivered another seminar to graduate students at the Chugye University for the Arts (Seoul, Sounth Korea). The debate is raging around the world, closer to home you may recall that earlier this year Andy was interviewed on BBC2 Newsnight about this issue (in London).