Dong Woo Jang: The art of bow-making

Speaker: Dong Woo Jang

Length: 8:29

Rating 2 / 5

Summary

Dang discusses high pressure South Korean schooling, and his unique form of meditation: bow-making. He uses found wood from the ‘concrete jungle’, harvests with improvised tools, then turns them into bows at his apartment. After designing a perfect bow, he comes to the realisation it is identical to an ancient Korean design, which increases his interest in Korean history.

Critique

A very entertaining talk, by a good speaker. I’d put it in the ‘inspirational’ category – it is a good story, well told, and makes you want to do something, but doesn’t really present any new ideas.

It does make me want to try my hand at bowmaking though 🙂

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