Housing in Korea | Part 1: The Risks of Banjihas

What are Korean “banjihas” and why did they become such a central topic within South Korea’s urban landscape? Following the major flood in Seoul in August 2022, the risks of this type of accommodation became the source of a long reflection for the government, policy makers and the general public. In this video, Jack Greenber, master student at Korea University, introduces “banjihas” and the risks that they entail.


Seoul floods: At least eight killed after record rainfall in South Korean capital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcWlgLc0Yto

Raining in Seoul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaWVqXD4ei0

Seoul ‘Parasite’ style basement families be moved after flooding deaths | BBS News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xLG_kfsnjc

Tour of our Teeny Tiny Korean Apartment – From the Top Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8T_PwfeQ6o


Twitter: Jack Greenberg (그린버그 잭)


About Beckie Cormier 8 Articles
Born and raised near Montreal Canada, Beckie is a graduate student pursuing Korean Studies at Yonsei GSIS. Passionate about culture and cinema, she participated in various video documentary projects and had the chance to attend workshops in France and the Philippines. After a one-year exchange at Seoul National University in 2018-2019, Beckie came back to Korea under the Global Korea Scholarship in 2021 to continue deepen her knowledge in history, international relations and artistic productions. Adept of a multidisciplinary approach, she intends to use her human sciences and arts background to explore new subjects in a unique way.