I spent the next week or so doing the workshop at Yonsei University with the students in the design faculty. It was eye opening to see the difference in design culture and design thinking, but at the same time how much we have in common even though our design cultures were so different. They brought us to many local places and really showed us some of the intricacies of the city.
I’m going back to China in a few weeks and figured that if I don’t post these old photos now, I’ll never get to posting them. I went to Seoul for a school trip and was taken around by the most gracious new friends from Yonsei University. The first week was spent wandering around and just sightseeing Seoul. Seoul seems to feel big, yet quite small at the same time. It has a homely feel that I couldn’t find in Shanghai. People seem more relaxed here, and cafés are so abundant that it feels like every other shop is a coffee shop (thanks to the popularity of Coffee Prince, I presume). For some reason, I felt that I could relate to Seoul-ites more than I could relate to Shanghaiists.