Culture Station Seoul 284 is a dynamic and open multi-disciplinary cultural space that is accessible to everyone.
The former Seoul Station had been a major stage in modern and contemporary Korean history and a gateway for transportation and commerce for almost a century. After its restoration back to its original appearance, it was officially launched in April of 2012 as a space for diverse artistic and cultural creation and exchange.
The official name, which combines its historic, spatial, and urban symbolisms, was selected through a national open call.
By combining the notion of a cultural space with the old Seoul Station’s historic site number 284, the name embodies the concepts of preserving its appearance and value as a historic site while simultaneously cultivating the meaning of the station as a place of various cultural intersections.
Culture Station Seoul 284 is a place that unites culture and citizens into one and a space for the whole nation to enjoy and communicate with each other. It strives to establish a central location for progressive cultural production where the past and the present coexist. As a center of production for a variety of lifestyles and as a cultural station that is connected by the network of railroads, a wide range of programs such as alternative and experimental exhibitions, performances, lectures, and research will be presented.