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
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