Day Trips With Mother: Ant Village

Ant Village Seoul

On August 11th, Mother and I went to 개미 마을 (literally “Ant Village”) in Seoul. Ant Village is one of the old “moon towns,” build high in the hills in Seoul.

The area is poor and underdeveloped compared to other areas of Seoul, even compared to the immediate surrounding area. Development in the area has been restricted, and several years ago, art students painted murals in the area.

Mother didn’t know about the area, nor did any of her friends. I was a bit uncomfortable walking around, taking photos, for reasons I can’t quite put into words. But I really was interested in documenting what I saw.

Art Imitating Life