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A place where culture, art and nature come together

Gyeonggi
SangSang Campus

Gyeonggi SangSang Campus

A place where culture, art and nature come together

A multiplex that brings together various forms of culture and the arts amidst the thick woods, Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus experiments for the future and create new culture for life.

Located on a site previously occupied by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Seoul National University, Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus re-opened to the public as a new place for multiple forms of culture in June, 2016, that brings together many artists and local residents. The buildings of Life 1980, Youth 1981, and Education 1964 were remodeled into cultural spaces that offer opportunities to enjoy culture, take a pause and pursue education and creativity.

Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus is a forum where all generations can communicate with one another. Nature, civic life and youth come together to envision a new future, conduct experiments and create a new way of living and working. It is committed to becoming a ‘forest for all, a future campus.’

Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus creates a playground that features a virtuous cycle among work, play and learning. At present there are seven spaces in operation, with ‘Design 1978’ being completed the last in 2020. The name of each space combines the Korean name that captures the characteristics of the space and adds the year to it. It represents the desire to become a space where the past meets the present to dream of the future.

「Community 1980」 is an everyday living culture space enjoyed by all, while 「Sangsang 1990」 is an everyday cultural center for Gyeonggi to promote club and community activities. 「Youth 1981」 is where creative efforts are shared, and 「Factory 1967」 is a creators’ space open to all. 「Space 1986」 is a platform that converges various forms of culture and offers a stage for performances centered around media. 「Education 1964」 is a space for learning by all generations. 「Design 1978」 is a cultural space not only open to all but a gathering place for those willing to rise to the challenge through culture.

History

1907
  • College of Agriculture moves to Suwon
1946
  • Merged into College of Agriculture of Seoul National University
2003
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of SNU moves to Kwanak Campus
2008
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences opens its forest to citizens
2012
  • Exchanged the land of Gyeongin Educational University owned by the province and the central government with the land used for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of SNU
2013
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences opens to the public and builds a walking path
2015
  • Construction for Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus starts
2016
  • Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus and Gyeonggi Life Culture Center open. Community 1980 and Sangsang 1990 open.
2017
  • Youth 1981 and Factory 1967 open.
2018
  • Space 1986 opens and records 400,000 accumulated visitors
2019
  • Education 1964 opens and records 800,000 accumulated visitors
2020
  • Design 1978 opens

About the space

01

Community1980

An everyday cultural space enjoyed by all

The center offers various programs for various age groups and targets. It is a learning and resting space for local residents, and offers a forum for communication between local residents, artists and creators.

02

Sangsang 1990

Gyeonggi everyday cultural center is at the center of everyday life and culture in Gyeonggi-Do

This is a space to promote culture in Gyeonggi, by discovering and supporting cultural clubs, communities and activists. Through cooperation with relevant institutions and groups, the center aims to make everyday culture in Gyeonggi more vibrant.

03

Youth1981

A sharing space where entrepreneurship is taken to an experimental level

This is a cultural platform for groups located on Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus, based on culture and the arts. The cultural content that is experimental and that breaks the mold helps the space of Sangsang Campus become more culturally rich.

04

Factory1967

A creator’s space open to everyone

Creators can use the professional grade equipment for their creative work or undergo training. It is a place where idea and creativity co-exist.

05

Space1986

A converged culture-sharing platform

This is a platform where culture is shared through converged content. It brings together performances, media and multi-source artwork, as well as conferences for creators and citizens to communicate with each other and carry out unique experiments and creative projects.

06

Education1964

A learning place for all generations

This is a civic cultural platform where everyone can teach or learn about social innovation, future education and fostering of talent. It is run as a learning space for all, regardless of age, to promote sharing of life and joint learning.

07

Design1978

Gyeonggi-do Design Platform

This is a specialized space for design, with a focus on research and manufacturing. The center works towards re-interpretation and expansion through the research archive on Gyeonggi’s design content.

About the project

Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus

The forest meets culture to present a unique experience at Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus

Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus is a learning space where all generations can come together to communicate. It brings together elements of nature, civic society, culture and youth to envision a new future, conduct experiments and set a new way of living and working. Various content are developed here, in the form of educational programs, experience programs and performances in the field of art and culture. Education programs using the forest, collaborative programs with groups that are tenants of the campus and free school year programs where we aim to boost the creativity in youth and help them find the correct career for them are some of the programs that make the most of the human resources and the environment of the campus.

Gyeonggi Everyday Cultural Center

A hub for culture and everyday life for the residents of Gyeonggi

The center is categorized as an everyday cultural facility and features space for practice and presentation by various clubs, resident community space, a book cafe and performance stage. Any resident can make the most of the facilities.

The center was built to increase accessibility to cultural facilities and boost vitality within the local communities. It is one of the 124 such centers run nationwide. Since Community 1980 and Sangsang 1990 were established, Gyeonggi Culture Foundation has been playing a vital role in developing the center for everyday culture programs and cooperative projects with relevant government institutions.

The high accessibility for residents means that it is widely loved as a space for communication.

Gyeonggi Culture Sharing Center

Sharing leads to hope and hope leads to happiness!

The center offers culture and arts programs, domestic tours and sports activities for the underprivileged, through its comprehensive culture gift card (Culture Nuri Card) project. The gift card project targets those who receive government subsidies for everyday living, as well as those right above such tier, to help improve their quality of life and meet the needs for culture. Through such culture and welfare projects, the center hopes to bring us one step closer to a better life for all residents of Gyeonggi in a world where hope and happiness is abundant.

Information for visitors

Operating hours

9:00~18:00 Tuesday - Sunday

* Closed every Mondays, January 1, the day of Lunar New Years Day and the day of Chuseok. Exceptions are made if Monday is a public holiday. Outdoor space is available for use regardless of whether it is a closed day.

How to reach us

  • If taking the bus

    Inner city bus of Suwon

    Take bus 88, 88-1, 720-2 → Get off at “Gyeonggi-Do Dormitory” or
    “Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus” → 2 minute walk.

    Take bus 13-1, 13-5, 82-2, 92 → Get off at “Seoho Middle School” → 7 minute walk.

  • If taking the subway

    Take exit number 7 at Suwon Station → Take bus 88, 88-1, 720-2 and get off at “Gyeonggi-Do Dormitory” or “Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus” → 2 minute walk.

  • If taking a
    taxi

    Get off at Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus
    (the former back gate of SNU’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences)