What is this project about?
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Diving (Group1)

Stargazing (Group2)

Public Art (Group3)

At its peak, Jeju Old City was a centre of commerce and hospitality, welcoming sailors, merchants and tourists through its port, their activities affecting the entire social fabric of the city and beyond. Formerly the symbolic heart of the island, with the shift of important functions and services to the new city, the livelihood of the old city began to wane. Coupled with the recent ban on Chinese visitors to the country, tourism and commerce have continued to plunge. In order to contrast this, different attempts have been made to revitalize the area, searching in vain for an elusive ‘local’ identity.
Objectives
The purpose of this workshop is to examine a series of related questions and produce creative proposals for the revitalization of this area. The workshops will take place from October 29 to November 4 and the aimed result is a series of proposals developed by 4-5 mixed groups of local and international mentees, concerning the urban regeneration of the area. These will be presented within the context of the forum.
Shifting gazes to observe tangible and intangible movement on Jeju Island
Though bound to tradition, Jeju is an island of motion, displacement and shifting; from the paths of the stars in the heavens that have guided navigation to and from her shores for millenia, to the movement of the surrounding waters and wind – considered one of her abundances*, from the slow motion of the volcanic lava that forms her very base to the shifting of the Ch’ilmŏri shrine and other services of Jeju city to the new city in more recent years. These are the intangible and tangible aspects at the heart of the island and her identity that will be examined during the workshop by the different works groups in order to understand recent changes in the city and the needs of those who still live there.
Methodology
A preliminary questionnaire will be drafted and executed by local mentees prior to the workshop. Local people will be selected for the interviews.
WHERE:
The workshop headquarters will be equipped with maps and tables for working and presentation sessions. 4 initial outings will take place on the first and second day in order for the local and international mentees to decide which group they would like to partake in. As a starting point, we have defined some spaces that we would like to visit and observe:

1. Ch’ilmŏri shrine which was shifted and relocated along the new road (sacred element)
2. the market/fish market (business element)
3. the port cargo/ferry docks (international element)
4. Jeju Old city centre (heart of the island and its identity)


These places are connected to the proposed motif of movement related to the island: of the stars and star gazing (guiding navigation), the wind (shaping the island), the water (surrounding the island and providing livelihood) and the people (fisherman leaving and sailors and tourists coming to the island)

Oct. 30 (Tue) Oct. 31 (Wed) Nov. 1 (Thu) Nov. 2 (Fri) Nov. 3 (Sat) Nov. 4 (Sun)

Morning

Introductions and
presentations at HQ

Afternoon

Visit Sanji stream

Visit Fish market and
port

Visit Topdong square

Evening

Group Meeting at HQ

Visit Jeju Starlight World Park

Morning

Group Meeting at HQ

Visit Hamdeok Beach & decide sub-groups

Afternoon

Group Meeting at HQ & site specific research

Official opening

Evening

Group Meeting at HQ

Morning

Group Meeting at HQ

Site specific research

Afternoon

Group Meeting at HQ & site specific research

Evening

Group Meeting at HQ

Visit downtown near city hall

Morning

Group Meeting at HQ

Site specific research

Afternoon

Group Meeting at HQ & site specific research

Evening

Group Meeting at HQ

Morning

Group Meeting at HQ

Site specific research

Afternoon

Group Meeting at HQ & site specific research

Evening

Group Meeting at HQ

Finalize proposals

Morning

Group Meeting at HQ

Afternoon

Presentations of
final proposals