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Seoul Metro strives to make commuters more civilized

One unique aspect of Korea is the degree to which government sees it as its job (often in a positive sense) to change culture and habits so as to create a more cultured, civilized, society. The most striking effort over the last two years is the push to get Koreans to line up to get on trains and to walk up and down staircases on the right side. The process has had considerable impact on Korea where people did not line up, or walk on the right side, previously.

Attractive new signage in the Seoul Metro encouraging consideration for other passengers.

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“Let us Permit Imagination!” (Kukmin ilbo Newspaper article in Korean

“Let us Permit Imagination!”   Kookmin Ilbo Newspaper

February 6, 2012

This article argues that in Korea there are plenty of extremely creative people. The problem is simply that organizations do not let them realize their potential.



상상력을 許하라!”

이만열 (임마누엘 페스트라이쉬)

“낡은 도시 잠재력 깨우려면 행정·정치가 예술가의 창의력 발휘를 뒷받침해야 한다” Read more of this post