In conjunction with the Society’s trip to Seoul, Korea in October, we have invited both resource persons, Corrin Chan and Kathy Park to talk about the highlights as well as the cultural and historical background of the places that we will visit in Korea. We will see the modern face of Seoul in terms of her art and architecture, understand how the city looks at her past for inspiration to her future, and also appreciate how staying at the Buddhist temple quiets the soul to balance the fast and buzzling lifestyle of this modern city.
Hong Kong architect Corrin Chan, who graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at HKU, continued further studies at Columbia University in New York, where she obtained her Master of Architecture. A recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Grant and the Walter Gropius Medal, she has been responsible for organizing many architectural forums, exhibitions and competitions.
Design consultant and practicing Zen Buddhist Kathy Park started life in Turkey, where she might have been one of the few Korean babies born in Ankara that year. She has lived and traveled the world since, always keen to return to the land of her ancestors, while fully committed to share Korean art and culture with the rest of the world.
Do join this interesting lecture and discover the culturally diverse and fascinating facets of Korea.