The Pandemic’s Impact on ‘Movement,’ Mobility and ‘Distancing’
The Mobility Capital Launched by COVID-19
This book compiles the conference’s achivements in the exhibition, namely “To You: Move Toward Where You Are,” which was held at the Arko Art Center in Dongseung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul for two months from Febrarurary 24 to April 24, 2022. In the past three years since the outbreak of COVID-19, ‘distancing,’ or the restriction of movement, has been the dominant social topic in 2022, as the world slowly recovers from the fear of COVID-19. As free movement is restricted, mobility, or, mobility capital, has become a framatic icon of economic, social, and cultural inequality and hierachy. This book examines how mobility as a concept of freedom conceals many inequalities and hierarachy. This is showcased by the countless pig farms scattered throughout the country in the 1960s, only to be displaced by the construction of new towns.