Hanji Experiment

Tackling traditional material through a scientific method, this project rais- es questions about the intrinsic value of craft. Researches on the physical properties of Hanji paper itself redefine the material and challenge the purely technical and artistic qualities of traditional crafts to depict a pow- erful and essential tool for sustainable life. The encounter between the past and the future through experiments raises a new awareness of Hanji, and at the same time shows a new alter- native to the environmental crisis faced by modern society.

Hanji Culture Center
Seoul, South Korea, November-December 2022

Concept, Design: Sun Lee
Graphic Design: Sook Go
Experiments: Jinyoung Choi, Gangsan Lee / @KAIST
Photo & Film: Sook Go, Sang Hyeon Lee

Hanji paper made by Shin Hyun-se
Supported by Hanji Culture and Industry Center