Public Program

The International Conference on “Borderlands for the Peaceful Co-existence in Korea and Beyond”

10, Nov, 2016 (Thu) – 11, Nov, 2016 (Fri)

Art Hall(B1)

The International Conference on “Borderlands for the Peaceful Co-existence in Korea and Beyond”

The Art Sonje Center is pleased to present the 2nd international conference hosted by The Provincial Government of Gyeonggi and Shinhan University at Art Sonje Center in Seoul on 11–12 November 2016. With the theme of “Borderlands for the Peaceful Coexistence in Korea and Beyond,” this year’s conference aims to find ways to transform the hostile relationship between the two Koreas into the peaceful coexistence by shedding a light on the dynamics of borderlands. Borderlands are the spaces where partition and connectivity, control and transgression, and hostility and affinity unveil themselves simultaneously. Ever since the division of the Korean peninsula, there has been an enduring tension between the parties involved; thus, it has been widely perceived that the border is a default situation for perpetual conflict and collision. Looking at the issue from a global perspective or paying a full attention to the actualities of borderlands, however, would reveal that there are productive and dynamic aspects of borderlands, which play an integral part in countervailing the divisive forces of borders. We sincerely hope that the conference can be an invaluable opportunity to share profound insights and discuss a prospect for the peaceful future of the Korean peninsula.

2016. 11. 10. (Thu) 9:30-18:00

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:20 Opening Ceremony

10:20 – 10:50 Pre-Session Talk: Border Crossing, Peace, and Trans-Division

Gillian Wylie (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Jongwon Lee (Waseda University, Japan), Woo Young Lee (University of NK Studies, South Korea), Wankyu Choi (Shinhan University, South Korea)

11:00 – 12:00 Keynote Lecture: Co-existence and Cross-Border Mediators

Humphrey (University of Cambridge, FBA, UK)

13:30 – 15:30 Session 1: Critical Geography of Division and Borders

Moderator: Gillian Wylie (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

1. Nicolai Teufel (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
From a Wound of History to a Laboratory of a New Europe: German-Polish Perspectives for the Two Koreas
2. Bae-Gyoon Park (Seoul National University, South Korea)
Spatial Politics of Territorialization and Deterritorialization in the Special Economic Zones of East Asian Borderlands
3. Sang-Hyun Chi (Kyunghee University, South Korea)
Boundary, Borderland, and Frontier: The Possibilities and Realities of Marginalized Spaces in the Korean Peninsular

Discussants: Yonghwan Choi (Gyeonggi Research Institute, South Korea), Jinn-Yuh Hsu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), Jinsoon Doh (Changwon National University, South Korea)

16:00 – 18:00 Session 2: Layered Borders: Geographical Inseparability and Political Anxiety

Moderator: Myoungkyu Park (Seoul National University, South Korea)

1. Franck Billé (University of California Berkeley, USA)
Siamese States: On Matters of Separation and the Concorporate at the Border
2. Hyun-Gwi Park (University of Cambridge, UK)
Green Space in Forbidden Border Zones: Security and Nature in DMZ and Russian Far East
3. Natalia Ryzhova (Far Eastern Federal University, Russia)
Restricted Access Border Zones: Security in Russian Public Culture

Discussants: Youngho Nam (Shinhan University, South Korea), Iain Watson (Ajou University, South Korea), Jaewon Chung (Kookmin University, South Korea)

2016. 11. 11. (Fri) 9:30-18:00

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 12:00 Session 3: Irish Peace Process: Can It Be a Model for Korea?

Moderator: Jongyil Ra (Gachon University, South Korea)

1. Gillian Wylie (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
Securitization of Borders in Europe
2. David Mitchell (Trinity College Dublin at Belfast, UK)
From Intractable Conflict to Global Model of Peacemaking: Interpreting Northern Ireland’s Transition
3. Dongjin Kim (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
The Durability of the Peace Process: Comparative Perspectives in the Northern Ireland and Korean Peace Processes

Discussants: Kab Woo Koo (University of NK Studies, South Korea), J.R. Kim (Ministry of Unification, South Korea), Brendan M. Howe (Ewha Womans University, South Korea)

 13:30 – 15:30 Session 4: Arts on Borders, Gaze across Borders

Moderator: Sunjung Kim (REAL DMZ PROJECT/Art Sonje Center, South Korea)

1. Magnus Bärtås (Konstfack, University College of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden)
Conflicting Narratives, Common Representation: Diorama as a Battle of Representation
2. Kyong Park (University of California San Diego, USA)
Border Becoming Territory: In the Re-unification of Korea
3. Jane Jin Kaisen (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark)
Translating Otherwise: Borders as Apertures / Specters / Rifts

Discussants: Keum Hyun Han (Sangji University, South Korea), Namsee Kim (Ewha Womans University, South Korea), Benjamin Joinau (Hongik University, South Korea)

16:00 – 18:00 Session 5: Peaceful Coexistence and the Dynamics of Borderlands: Gyeonggi Province and Beyond

Moderator: Jongwon Lee (Waseda University, Japan)

1. Chiyo Wakabayashi (Okinawa University, Japan)
Land Dispossession and Community in Distress: Isahama Struggle in Postwar Okinawa
2. Jeongmin Seo (Yonsei University, South Korea)
Locality of the Division, Border and Reunification: The Case of Goseong in South Korea
3. Dongsung Kim (Gyeonggi Research Institute, South Korea)
The Role of the Provincial Government of Gyeonggi in the Inter-Korean Cooperation

Discussants: Pilsu Jin (Seoul National University, South Korea), David Mitchell (Trinity College Dublin at Belfast, UK), Sungkyung Kim (University of NK Studies, South Korea)

10, Nov, 2016 (Thu) - 11, Nov, 2016 (Fri)
Art Hall(B1)
Hosted by
The Provincial Government of Gyeonggi and Shinhan University
Organized by
Institute of Trans-division and Border Studies (Shinhan University), REAL DMZ PROJECT (Art Sonje Center), MIASU (University of Cambridge), and Irish School of Ecumenics (Trinity College Dublin)
Sponsored by
The Hankyoreh (Newspaper)

* English-Korean translation provided.