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SEOUL

Seoul, the center of a nation transforming the world.

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SEOUL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Intro

Editor’s Letter

Opinion
Kwangho Shin, Editor-in- Chief of Vogue Korea

Lifestyle & Design
Opinion
Suyong Joh, co-CEO of Kakao Corp. and Publisher of Magazine B

Stay
Opinion
Bumsoo Kim, Senior Vice President, Shinsegae Chosun Hotel INC and F&B Creative Director

Navigation
Quotes
Various aspects of change in Seoul captured by international media

Essays
Three writers speak on Seoul’s diverse charms, modern architecture, and gentrification

Framework
Seoul’s urban ecology explained by Wonsoon Park, the Mayor of Seoul

Connections
The urban transportation policy connecting and circulating energy in Seoul

Figures
Seoul’s changing status and infrastructure seen through numbers

Layers
The layers of time characterizing Seoul’s appearance

Music
The ideal balance of quality and price achieved through Hay’s manufacturing process

Opinion
DJ Soulscape, producer

Dining
Opinion
Hyejoon Kim, food content director

Coffee, Tea & Dessert
Opinion
Gukmyeong We, coffee consultant

Navigation
References
Books on Seoul curated by Still Books

Outro

Description

Seoul, the capital of Korea and megacity inhabited by 10 million, underwent industrialization and modernization at a miraculous pace following the Korean War. With strong economic footing in the semiconductor and automotive industries, Seoul has cultivated an authentic energy characterized by craft and dynamism, nurturing innovative minds that have come to lead the booming tech and entertainment sectors in the 21st century. This special edition of B covers the city as it has been celebrated globally, what’s happening now, and its unbounded potential through six lifestyle scenes of Seoul’s top creatives.

Seoul, the capital of Korea and megacity inhabited by 10 million, underwent industrialization and modernization at a miraculous pace following the Korean War. With strong economic footing in the semiconductor and automotive industries, Seoul has cultivated an authentic energy characterized by craft and dynamism, nurturing innovative minds that have come to lead the booming tech and entertainment sectors in the 21st century. This special edition of B covers the city as it has been celebrated globally, what’s happening now, and its unbounded potential through six lifestyle scenes of Seoul’s top creatives.

Young people living in Seoul—especially people in their 30s and 40s who are creating new things and putting them out there in the world—have led the way in wanting to emulate more advanced cities. They spent their youths wistfully envious of those lifestyles and wishing to be part of it all. I see the current moment as an outpouring of that internalized energy. You could say that the place where that energy has expressed itself is not Seoul necessarily, but a cosmopolitan setting. I wouldn’t say the content in B’s Seoul issue entirely represents the authentic Seoul style—it’s actually a hybridized style formed by individuals from their aspirations for certain cities.
Suyong Joh, Publisher of Magazine<B>
Overall, the speed of change is incredibly fast. The growth is steep, so to say. Objectively, the scale of the happenings here can’t be compared to that of London or Berlin, but in terms of dynamicity, it’s a different story. Right now, Seoul is brave and bold, and people on the outside can sense that energy.
DJ Soulscape, Producer & Founder of 360 Sounds

SEOUL is part of the Magazine B cities collection, including BERLIN, PORTLAND, BALI, KYOTO and BANGKOK

Additional information

Weight 380 g
Dimensions 9.5 × 6.75 × 0.75 in
Publisher

JOH

Pages

148

Size

6.69 X 9.45in

Issue #

50(v2)