Seoul: Cultural Identities’ Staircase gallery

The main building’s staircase is designed with elements of black, red and gold.

It is not only the ‘traffic hub’ for the many school actors hurrying from one lesson to the next, or going to the cafeteria or outside to the yard during lunch break. Like a gallery, it also displays pupils’ artwork.

Two paintings catch my eye. ‘Unity – Germany and South Korea’ was the title of an inter-year project: The teenagers worked in teams on aspects of cultural identity and/or life at a German School in Seoul. Many of them were born in Germany or Korea, have lived in both countries or have biographical ties to both and/or further cultural contexts.