South Korea’s contemporary apartment culture is the subject of the next discussion in the Center for Korean Studies fall 2011 colloquium series. The speaker will be Sang In Jun, professor of sociology in the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Seoul National University. Jun is president of the Future Study Association of Korea and is a well-known critic of Korea’s housing culture. He will invoke a variety of sociological concepts and theories to analyze what he regards as a kind of national obsession with apartments. The colloquium will take place November 21, 2011, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Center for Korean Studies conference room. For more about Jun and his planned presentation, see http://www.hawaii.edu/korea/pages/announce/events2011/coll/co112111.html.