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*National Research Foundation of Korea Outstanding Book
The meeting of art and place, public art that creates communicative spaces
A frequent participant in Busan’s village art projects, the author records changes in community life before and after public art projects. Returning to villages with completed projects, the author explores Busan’s public art villages and affectionately reconsiders how residents and local governments can use public art projects not for temporary change but to sustain self-sufficient communities.
The author describes public art as the spark for a spiritual revitalization that enlivens aging cities and shifts resident attitudes. Residents’ changing thoughts about their village become an impetus to change the village itself.