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Bereket Alemayehu

Photo artist, social activist & writer based in Seoul, South Korea

The Royal Asiatic Society Korea: Hanok Preservation and Cultural Excursion into Bukchon Hanok Village, Seoul City

June 3rd, 2023. During a pleasant sunny Saturday afternoon in Seoul city, a group of enthusiasts gathered to set foot on a cultural excursion called “A Deep Dive into the History of Hanok Preservation in Bukchon” led by Robert J.…

10,000 Cyclists Flock to the 2023 Annual Seoul Bike Festival

Sunday morning, May 21, 2023. About 10,000 cyclists, from all over the country, flocked to Seoul’s main public square, Gwanghwamun, in Central Seoul at 8 a.m. for the annual Seoul Bike Festiva. The event was hosted by JoongAng Ilbo, a…

Swiss Hanok Celebrates Ideas That Matter

The Embassy of Switzerland hosted Story-telling Night on May 15 in the courtyard of the Swiss Hanok, a new building just west of downtown Seoul that presents a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Korean houses known as hanok. Running on…

Seoul Celebrates 2023 World Cultural Diversity Day

The 2023 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was commemorated on 20 May 2023 at Rainbow Theater, Seoul Seongdong Youth Center in Seoul City, South Korea. It was organized by the Civil Society Organization, Africa Insight, in…

Yongsan-based foreign artists celebrate ‘Joyous Itaewon’

The Yongsan Spring International Art Exhibition invited 77 visual artists, including 32 foreign residents of Korea, to display their works for “Joyous Itaewon 2023,” which officially opened for public viewing on May 8 and was held until May 12 at…

George Balarezo: the intrepid global citizen and author of “UNHiNGED in ETHiOPiA: Two Thousand Kilometers of Hell and Heaven on a Bicycle” (Part 1)

Before anything else, who is the author of this book, George Balarezo? Born in the USA, George Balarezo, known as the intrepid global citizen, is an expat who has been living in South Korea for the last 15 years.  It…

Seoul Hosts March to Commemorate 2023 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

On Sunday, March 19, 2023, Seoul city witnessed a march organized by local human rights advocacy organizations to commemorate the 2023 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The event was attended by various groups, including migrants and refugee…

Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) language models and programs, advance the importance of global peace, nonviolence, and promoting nuclear disarmament?

Are Peace chatbots in the near future? Here we go! AI-based language computer models and programs, such as chatbots are currently trending over the internet. There is much talk about AI, as well as it’s human-to-human connectivity, and the projected…

Seoul Africa Festival 2022: “Meet Africa’s Diverse Charms in the City of Seoul”

On October 1st, 2022 the popular Seoul Africa Festival was held in South Korea with thousands of visitors showing up in a celebratory mood to experience the diverse charms of the African continent. The cultural diversity and global citizenship promotion…

“Art forms in Nature: Flower Dance”: Bum Hun Lee Exhibition in Seoul

Fall is wonderful in this part of the world, East Asia, where, after heavy rainfalls, scorching heatwaves, and devastating typhoons, the flowers bloom in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes. The relatively cool weather invites people to spend more…

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