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Location DB > So Korea > Seoul > Mapo > Dooriban
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created by Steed on 8/17/2007 5:10 AM
last modified by Steed on 1/5/2015 4:26 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Many medium-sized buildings have been demolished in this area. Currently there are only three remaining: an old-fashioned hanok named Arirang, a building with an active restaurant on the first floor named Dooriban, and an active police station. The building of Dooriban has converted one floor to a gig space.
 Basic Information
Type: Buildings
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy, come by and drink with the protesters
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information

Mapo, Seoul
So Korea
Owner: GS
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • evictees living on-site
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2011
     Required Equipment
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     Media Coverage
    This area was subject to a documentary about the eviction politics and the music scene that arose there. An English-subtitled trailer is viewable here:
     Future Plans
    Still an empty lot.
    Mon, Jun 20th, 2011
    posted by Steed
    Interview with a Dooriban member
    Sat, Dec 11th, 2010
    posted by Steed

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     Photo Galleries
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    Two quick shots
    Wed, Aug 15th, 2007
    posted by Steed
    2 pictures
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    Sat, Jan 3rd, 2009
    posted by Steed
    9 pictures
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    May Day Festival
    Sat, May 1st, 2010
    posted by Steed
    24 pictures
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    Wed, Mar 23rd, 2011
    posted by Steed
    18 pictures

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     Web Links

    Weirdest Korean protest yet:

    Another musical protest video promoting the May Day 2010 show:

    More music:

    Vad Hahn of Amature Amplifier busks on the street with Dooriban's demolition in the background:

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 1/5/2015 4:26 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 5 15 at 4:26, Steed validated this location
  • on Jan 5 15 at 4:26, Steed changed the following: Media Coverage, Future Plans
  • on Jul 29 11 at 14:31, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jul 29 11 at 14:30, Steed changed the following: Web Links
  • on Jul 13 11 at 16:00, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jul 7 11 at 11:49, Steed changed the following: Year Closed, Status
  • on Jun 21 11 at 16:35, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jun 20 11 at 17:50, Steed updated a story
  • on Jun 20 11 at 17:39, Steed updated a story
  • on Jun 20 11 at 17:20, Steed created a new story
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