Where the Movement Stays
II. Mobility x Space, Berlin x Seoul

Ausstellungsprojekt bei ZER01NE DAY 2021
@ alte Hyundai motors Wonhyoro Reparaturzentrum in Seoul
@ SOMA 300 in Berlin

Städtebau / Objekt
Zusammenarbeit mit Astrid Busch(Künstlerin), Keamhwa Kim(Keum Art Projects, Kuratorin)
Team: Changki Kim, Nayun Kim


The intersection of informational and sensory approaches on mobility
Ki Jun Kim aims to express the progress and change of the mobility concept in the city through cross viewing urban mobility in Seoul and Berlin. The development of mobility in terms of aesthetic and functional perspectives means a “faster A to B.” However, from the perspectives of urban space and society, better mobility can be understood as a “means for more possibilities to remain in desired territories.”
Mobility means ways of transportation, and as ways of transportation increase, parking lots play a crucial role as places where cars—the means of mobility—depart and arrive. As cities develop and mobility increases, parking lots occupy larger spaces in the city, but at the same time, they reveal an inefficient use of space—being emptied more than half of the day. The 〈Where the movement stays〉 project, started from these clues, exhibits a 3-D data scape which analyzes the size of parking lots, the amount of movement, and the speeds near parking lots in city centers, and provides in-depth interviews on various types of mobility in the daily lives of citizens living in Seoul and Berlin. 〈Where the movement stays〉 demonstrates Ki Jun Kim’s philosophy of “move to stay well,” which is accompanied by Kim's personal experience and thoughts on the modern nomad concept and portrays aspects of the ideal and the reality of lives reflected through mobility in 2021.
The exhibition consists of two parts. Datascape Parking 2006-2020 is a spatial interpretation of urban parking data and textures in collaboration with German (contemporary art) artist Astrid Busch. Mobility x Space, Berlin x Seoul attempts to define new concepts and relationships in terms of social and urban architecture by comparing the past and present of urban space for mobility in Berlin and Seoul.

II. Mobility x Space, Berlin x Seoul

Seoul and Berlin, the capitals of Korea and Germany with different regional and cultural backgrounds, are both Metropolis that representatively create new mobility trends around the world in 2021. Berlin, Europe's most systematically built city with modern transportation and urban systems since the end of the 19th century, has integrated new transportation methods with existing infrastructure based on the flexible urban public space. Seoul, which has undergone more dynamic changes than any other city in the world since the late 20th century, has led the trend in the mobility device field from mobility and IT integration based on the economic and social energy. Seoul and Berlin are creating a differentiated standard as global model cities in mobility, even though they have different backgrounds and development processes, just as penguins and seals started from different species, but both have optimized appearances for moving and hunting underwater. Through the comparison of the past and present of urban space between Berlin and Seoul from mobility perspective, we try to define new concepts and relationships in society and urban architecture by interpreting major mobility themes such as moving, sedentarity, and affect.

A. 5 types of mobility life
Based on the seven types of residential life presented in Vincent Kaufmann's book "Re-thinking the City," various stories about mobility in the daily lives of five residents in Berlin and Seoul are cross-drawn in interviews. Through this, we look at how emotions and values of each person, urban space, and mobility system interact to create a variety of lifestyles.

B. Mapping the urban space
Berlin and Seoul, the two metropolis that have taken historically very different paths, have more diverse and colorful public spaces than any other city in the world. Four places with differentiated identities in the two cities were selected, and the spaces are mapped with the same movement. We hope you could enjoy the difference that is sometimes feels more intense in the similarity of the components as well as the universality of urban landscapes that is sometimes perceived more strongly, in reverse, in the difference.

Kurfürstendamm / Gangnam (Station) : Commercial and business districts with big streets in the middle and high rents

Brandenburg Tor / Gwanghwamun : A space for historical architecture and public square representing the image of the city

Schönhauser Allee / Seongsu : A neighborhood with urban production facilities in the past that attracts younger generation

Sonnenallee / Itaewon : A multicultural place for people to interact and create synergies

Videoarbeit A. 5 types of mobility life

Videoarbeit B. Mapping the urban space

ZER01NE Projekt

Ausstellung @ SOMA 300 1

Ausstellung @ SOMA 300 2

A. 5 types of mobility life

B. Mapping the urban space

Austellung in Seoul und Berlin