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Storytelling and City Design -City Storytelling with Use of Sensuous Feature of Epic Story-

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2011, (47), pp.125-146
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : December 31, 2010
  • Accepted : February 18, 2011

Kim, Chang-Hyun 1

1공주교육대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

This paper addresses that Seoul, the biggest urban city of Korea, should be designed as a place comprising time and story aura through storytelling. A story has a power to move readers by taking out hidden truths through concreteness and configurationally and to let them to keep the contents in mind for longer time. Eventually it encourages a better grasp of understanding and communication by having the storytelling object tread to its past and origin. Such attributes are effective in restoring Seoul’s fading sense of place. The sense of place is established and strengthened by the space relevant accumulated experiences, which are likely to be reconstructed in their consciousness. The reconstruction process is identical to that of storytelling. The story lines provide readers with indirect experiences and structuralize past events in a valuable and inspiring way, subsequently incurring equivalent effect to that of accumulated experiences for long time. Here, a 7 stage working sequence is presented for the redesigning of the metropolitan image of Seoul, a city where a story triggers another story subsequently, with the purpose of ‘Brand image establishment based on Seoul’s sense of place.’ The first stage is to foster core epic stories with key-images and then to reconstruct the city image based on these stories. Every single discovered and collected story might bring a significance, however such core epic stories are especially expected to unveil stories as sources of films,dramas, or novels while placing the history of Seoul in the lime light. As the urban city has been an important place in which people lead their lives, the storytelling of the city will serve as basic content resource for other cultural industries.

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