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A Rare Beauty

Galnam is a small village under threat in the East Coast of South Korea in the region of Samcheok. Unfortunately, in the rapid modernization that has taken place in South Korea in the last 50 years we have witnessed so many examples in which fast profit, lack of conservationist plan or company interests have ruined idyllic places in favour of process such as touristification and gentrification.

However, facing the current modern society described by the South Korean philosopher Byung Chul Han as a  ́burnout society ́, Galnam presents a unique contrast. A small community where concepts of family, belonging, respect for the environment, neighborhood, ancestors and tradition as still strong and present.