SUKJONG HONG

“This only happened because people organized” – Graphic journalism piece on nail salon workers up at Fusion News

“‘This only happened because people organized’ – Nail salon workers speak out after NYTimes exposé” Happy to share this graphic journalism piece up at This is Fusion, which looks at … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Illustrations! For “Data (v.)” article on Medium

I did a quick illustration job for Jer Thorpe, software artist, writer and educator, for a Medium article he wrote on using data as a verb. The commission was for … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Published! in Open Engagement book – “The Questions We Ask Together”

In 2014, I participated in a blog project called 100 Questions, hosted by Open Engagement – an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. Well – that blog … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Article: Court dissolution of left-wing party in South Korea raises alarm

I wrote an article for Al Jazeera America about some unprecedented developments in South Korean politics that raise questions about the health of its democracy & freedom of speech and … Continue reading

January 15, 2015

Review of MOMA’s “Uneven Growth” exhibit on urban inequality

What is the role of architects and designers in the face of global urbanization and impending ecological crisis? How can speculative design make inequality and power relations visible – actionable … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beauty In Her Own Words: Hair Salon art project in Queens

Woodside, Queens. All along the Roosevelt Avenue, in the shadow of the elevated 7 train, hair salons have proliferated and held space for decades. Mostly run by immigrant women and … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Original Feature for Gothamist: Workers at Kum Gang San Allegedly Forced to “Volunteer” as Farm Laborers & Beg for Forgiveness

I wrote a feature article for Gothamist about a wage theft lawsuit and a history of labor violations at Kum Gang San restaurant in Manhattan and Flushing. UPDATE: Someone translated … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Locked Out at 81 Bowery” – Chinatown Doc/Film Review up at Cinevue

I wrote about two short films for Asian Cinevision’s CineVue in the aftermath of a raid at 81 Bowery, an SRO (single-room occupancy) residence in Manhattan’s Chinatown, that left many … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Doing all right?’ protest spreads in South Korea- for Al Jazeera America

I wrote an article for Al Jazeera America about South Korea’s 안녕들하십니까 poster movement and how it may signal a resurgent interest in politics by the young generation and those … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creative Conversation w/artist Kameelah Rasheed

Artist Kameelah Rasheed and I had a conversation about our artistic process. For the most part, it was about the emancipatory potential of science fiction and haunting. Over the course … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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