The Academy of Mobility Humanities at Konkuk University organised the 31st Mobility Humanities Colloquium, “The Billboard Community as a Mobile Lifeworld” with Professor Seunghan Paek (Pusan National University).
Professor Baek’s scholarly focus lies in visual culture research based on object-oriented ontology through architecture and art history. His representative essays include “Image of Animals: Reading Cat as Other Minds, Object, and Representation” (2023), “Technological Phenomenology and Urban Experience: Reading Learning from Las Vegas as the Entanglement of Technology and Experience” (2022), and “Staying with the Climate Change: Focused on an Analysis of Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest” (2022).
Professor Baek discussed the concept of the “Billboard Community” from the perspective of the spectacle of street advertisements. He drew from his background in architectural studies, art history, and urban research to explore the implications of this phenomenon. Notably, he highlighted the intricate relationship between street advertisements and experiences in the city as the dynamic mobility space.