[parody-critique on conflict tourism model in Korea's demilitarized zone]
In the Korean DMZ a sharp contrast exists between the tense reality of the most highly militarized area in the world and the artificially happy facade sustained by the tourism industry. This blocks any true understanding of the current conflict between the two Koreas, reducing a complex political history into black and white.
This proposal aims to work within the bounds of the tourism network already in place to expose the absurdity of the existing tourism and educate the tourist differently.
The overnight village stay employs the double capabilities of fog to both romanticize and constrict an environment to allow the tourist contrasting experiences. First a confronting them with the folly of the tour itself, then allowing an opportunity for sincere reflection and potential cross-boundary interaction.