Post-Global? Fantasy and Crisis during the First Decade of the Global Era





Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


“Post-global” is a coined word signifying a chaotic state or a transitional period after the violent gale of globalism that created a large gap between the new and the old. Reproving the global power game for having created evil paradises that repress individual evolutions and highest value of lives, the essay attempts to refute the historic and cultural agenda in global standard propagating them as a new paradigm that holds the key to accomplish the global mission, and to conjecture that small plans toward local community would offer guidelines to recur gradually to the state of “milieu”, a collective balance.

How to Cite

Koo, Y. M. (2014). Post-Global? Fantasy and Crisis during the First Decade of the Global Era. Docomomo Journal, (50), 16–19.







Author Biography

Young Min Koo, Inha University

(b. 1958, Seoul, South Korea). Full Professor at the dept. of Architecture in the Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. Invited professor in the Pacific National University, Khobarovsk, Russia. Exchange professor in the École Nationale Superieur D’Architecture, Paris, Val-de-Seine, France. Commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Architecture Policy, Republic of Korea. President of the Incheon Foundation of Architecture. President of the Korea Association of Architecture & Design Faculty.


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