Toilet with a View in Sangdo

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

Toilet with a View in Sangdo

This rooftop house would have been considered affordable housing due to its inconvenient location and its vulnerability to extreme weather. Building material seems to have been removed, thus exposing the toilet. In summer 2018, Seoul’s Mayor Park Won-soon moved into an un-air-conditioned rooftop house in a poor neighborhood to experience lower-class life. The day he moved in was the first day of Korea’s all-time record-breaking heat wave. 

2008