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Kyong Park: New Silk Road

Kyong Park (UCSD / Visual Arts) Faculty

New Silk Roads” is an expedition-based urban research project that explores the new urban landscapes emerging in rapidly expanding and transforming Asian cities and regions. Employing a method of “nomadic research,” Kyong Park has conducted three expeditions through contemporary transitional cities between Istanbul and Tokyo. These cities are documented in photographs, video, and audio/video interviews of experts. The project investigates the economic, cultural and political issues that are embedded or emerging through the development of urban landscapes, by combining documentary and research materials to produce spatial visualization of dynamics between local identities and transnational movements, such as labor, capital,information and media.

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