Charlie Usher of Seoul Sub-urban
Seoul’s subway system is said to be the world’s third most frequently used, with annual ridership in the neighborhood of 2 billion trips. Obviously, the subway can be a safe and inexpensive method of transport, but it’s also a great way to see the city.
My guest this week is Charlie Usher. Co-founder and editor of the bilingual arts and culture magazine Speakeasy, in 2009 he started the Seoul Sub-urban blog to explore and document the city’s neighborhoods via its subway stations. This project, which he conducts with photographer Liz Groeschen, has expanded into regular writing and broadcasting assignments and has attracted interest from domestic and international media.
During our conversation, I’ll talk with Charlie about his blog and magazine, and his experiences exploring Seoul one subway stop at a time.
More info: seoulsuburban.com
Mike Kim, Senior Director of Corporate Development at Baedal Minjok
Professor Lee Ha-rin, Konkuk University Department of Art and Craft
Emma Kalka, Freelance Journalist and Founder of Discovering the Korean Underground
Chris Williams, Organizer of the Seoul Bitcoin Meetup
Dr. Yoon Keum-jin, Executive Vice President, Korea Foundation & Prof. Michael Kim, Yonsei University GSIS
Professor Alexis Dudden, Univ. of Connecticut
Park Seol-hee, Manager, The 8th Young Opinion Leaders’ Knowledge Forum
Adrien Perruchon, Conductor, GMMFS Orchestra
Nikolaj Leschly, Secretary General, G.O.A.L (Global Overseas Adoptees’ Link)
Prof. Bong Youngshik, Asan Institute for Policy Studies