[연구 및 논문] Vernacular Participatory Designs: The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Housing Scene in South Korea

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게재지: Space and Culture 2019년 2월

링크: https://doi.org/10.1177/1206331219830332


This article analyzes cases of do-it-yourself (DIY) homes in South Korea in terms of the role of

architects in today’s information society. Some South Koreans have started to seek residential

options that reflect their personal tastes and particularized lifestyles. With the development

of digital technologies and widening access to computer programming tools, technology-savvy

South Koreans have started to design and construct their own homes. This article explores the

emerging DIY housing movement to see whether its participatory nature enhances individual

agency and how the movement may influence the professional field of architecture. Contrary

to the commonly held notion, this article concludes that the role of architects is unlikely to

diminish in the context of a rising number of DIY homes. Although the possibility of neoliberal

co-optation exists, the rise of DIY homes presents an opportunity for architects to play an

enhanced role in promoting community empowerment.