In Seoul-based designer Ted Hyunhak Yoon’s project Decoding Dictators he presents a “visual analysis” of the different forms of communication dictators have developed through their statues. “The idea came up when I saw an article about Korean dictator, Chung-hee Park, who seized his power from the 60s to 70s. The dictator sent workers like miners and nurses to Berlin to make the foreign currency and some of the workers became the dictator’s followers,” says Ted. “The article spoke about his followers in Germany trying to erect a statue of the dictator in Berlin and how a lot of Korean people went against his followers’ plans.”
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