Eunjoo Hong

Hyungjae Kim

#303, 101–27, Euljiro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, 04542

1 House 1 Child



exhibition, installation


est. 15000x5000mm


vinyl wall decal

The work of Optical Race invited to the exhibition Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Curated by Hyejin Kim, Aug 27 – Oct 20, 2019, Seoul Museum of Art), which highlights the global aging problem, age discrimination deeply established in Korean society, and contemporary issues surrounding it.
Optical Race (Hyungjae Kim and Jaehyun Bahk), composed of graphic designer and real estate researcher, analyzes the social structure of cities through data analysis-based information visualization work.
1 House 1 Child focuses on low birthrate as a countermeasure for each household to cope with aging, not self-birth, as the cause of advancing the aging society.

1 House 1 Child examines the family composition and property situation of married households nationwide who currently have children or are likely to have children by claiming that each household should plan for as many houses as the number of houses it owns. This reveals the structural aspects of an aging society with low birth rates and depicts a kind of deadlock created by the first urban nuclear family consisting of the baby boomers and their children, the echo-generation born between 1977 and 1997. This is a balance between baby boomers’ family planning for their children’s future and echo-generation family planning for their parents’ retirement.