North Korea has been in the news in recent weeks for broad-sweeping acts of global aggression, but Pyongyang Sallim is a project that works to humanize the isolated northern nation. The art project, which is being shown at the Seoul Biennale in the neighboring South Korean capital, is a full-scale replica of a typical Pyongyang apartment, showing the living conditions of those subject to the authoritarian country of North Korea.
Pyongyang Sallim was designed by Dongwoo Yim and Calvin Chua, two South Korean architects who've spent years researching architecture and urbanism in North Korea's capital. By building out a replica apartment, the architects hope to show Seoul Biennale attendees a more personal impression of the citizens of North Korea (an impression that's easy to miss amidst the grand displays of belligerence that more typically characterize the country.)
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