• 3 June 2017
  • 13:00 – 15:30
  • Room 4429, SOAS University of London

Three years have passed since the Sewol ferry disaster that claimed 304 lives, mostly high school children. The bereaved families have suffered enormously both due to the event itself and due to an obstructive, authoritarian and ultimately corrupt government.

As South Korea enters a new era under a seemingly more caring and engaged presidency, we examine how the Sewol tragedy has been and is to be remembered.

Jisung Lee and Soongil Kim are mothers of two Danwon High School child victims. They will share their personal experiences and their work with the 416 Memory Archive.

Dr HaeRan Shin of Seoul National University is currently a visiting professor at LSE. She has written on ‘The territorialization of memory: the making of place of memory for Sewol Ferry accident‘, based on extensive meetings and interviews with Sewol victims’ family members.

Cyin Juuk is a Seoul based artist known as Lazypinkwhale. His simple, colourful and charming artworks have adorned everything from placards, posters and badges to large scale murals and stained glass windows at the Sewol memorial hall and chapel at Ansan.

This event is kindly hosted by SOAS Centre for Korean Studies.