Donuimun Museum Village

Resurrection City: The Scale of Seoul's Urban Renewal Process

Donuimun Museum Village

When this old commercial neighborhood near Seodaemun Station faced demolition, evictees hung figures from the roof beneath a giant cutout of a police officer, an action reminiscent of the Japanese anime Attack on Titan, in which the main characters use grappling hook systems to propel between rooftops and fight invading cannibalistic giants.The area was rebuilt into a “museum village” where visitors see a sanitized version of the community that once stood here. 

2016