* Date : 2019-05-02
On a bright, sunny spring day, a unique event was held at a waterfront park along the Hangang River in Seoul. There were 80 people sitting still and doing nothing, and they were all participating in the Space-out Competition. This is the brainchild of a visual artist who imagined that the scene of 80 people from different professional backgrounds doing nothing would evoke the image of a small city that is staying still. This special form of performance art has been trending on social media, and its growing popularity is evidenced by the fact that more than 1,000 people applied to participate in this year’s event. We take you to the scene where people from different walks of life came together to do nothing and just space out!
Seoul Botanic Park, the grand opening of which is set for May 2019, is a combination of a "park," where people can come to relax and enjoy leisurely activities, and a "botanical garden," where a wide variety of plants are on display for educational purposes. At this urban ecological park, which is the size of 70 soccer fields, you can even come across around 3,100 exotic plant species from 12 different countries. It also contains a "seed library," which provides the seeds of plants that are native to Korea on a loan basis, and a greenhouse containing tropical and Mediterranean flora. Join us as we take you to Seoul Botanic Park that offers a healing experience in the heart of the city.
Gimbap is a nutritious and delicious food that Koreans love to make for a picnic or a field trip. These days, there are women adding some creative touches to this traditional Korean food by turning them into flowers, bunnies, teddy bears and so on. Called the gimbap art or character gimbap, the fun and adorable culinary creations are winning hearts and taste buds of children and adults alike. Tune in this week to learn more about this new trend.