SEUNG H-Sang/ Iroje
Cutting the Korean peninsula at its waist, and dividing the two Koreas as a border barrier, the 250km long and 4km wide demilitarized zone (DMZ) is a land of tragedy that allows no man from entering into it since the Korean Armistice Agreement was made in 1953. It is a place where hostile tension overflows, but paradoxically, the nature is always preserved in peace. In this land of wildlife, one cannot help but keep thinking about life and existence. Even more, monastery is a perfect location to do so. Only few men can seldom visit this quiet monastery, but it is a nice space for the birds to stay. Observing the ecology of birds and creating their habitat here would be a good idea. However, men as well as artificial facilities are forbidden here. That is why the structures should be temporary and built from biodegradable materials. Yet, the habitat that once existed will be remembered by many, and maybe only that memory might be something true.