The British Council Korea presents Brits Talk Korea, a series of presentation by British authors, journalists and public figures who live in Korea. The third presenter is, ‘Hanok activist’ David Kilburn.
Brits Talk Korea: Special Presentation Series 03
- Title: The Hanoks at the Heart of Korea
- Time/Date: 19:00, Friday 15 November 2013
- Venue: Gwanghwamun Centre of the British Council Korea
- There is no admission fee.
- Please book this lecture if you are interested.
David will talk about the reasons that led him to live in a hanok, their role in Korean culture, how Gahoe-dong and Bukchon came to be developed with hanoks, their importance today, and the problems affecting their survival.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Originally drawn to Seoul for the 1988 Olympics, journalist David Kilburn has lived in a hanok in Gahoe-dong since the late 1980s. Since moving to Korea, David has become increasingly involved in the issues and problems affecting the survival of hanoks. In 2001, together with his wife, he formed The Tea Museum, a company in Seoul that imports high quality teas, herbs, flowers, and spices to create original blends that are sold under the Tea Museum brand name.
BRITS TALK KOREA
The British Council presents 'Brits Talk Korea', a new series of presentations by British authors, journalists and public figures who live in Korea. Every month, you are invited to attend a talk at our centre in Gwanghwamun by speakers who will share their unique insight into their special topic.