보통의 국가들 Ordinary Nations, 2016-(on-going project)

작가 박혜민(Hyemin PARK)이 2016년부터 진행하고 있는 <보통의 국가들> 프로젝트는 특정 그룹의 학생들과 약 4~8회의 워크숍을 통하여 모두가 다 같이 살고 싶은 나라를 구현해 보는 작업이다. 첫 번째 워크숍에서 참여자들은 자신이 살고 싶은 상상의 국가, 국기, 시스템을 각각 시각적으로 구현한다. 두 번째 워크숍에서 참여자들은 작가가 제시한 5개의 질문에 [Agree]/[Disagree]로 응답하였으며, 가장 비슷한 응답을 한 참여자끼리 팀을 구성하여 제시된 질문에 대해 팀 내 합의 과정을 거쳤다. 이후 2팀으로 이루어진 참여자들은 각 질문에 대한 토론을 통하여 하나의 결정을 합의하게 되었고, 이를 바탕으로 모두가 동의하는 가상의 국가, 국기, 시스템을 결정한다. ( <보통의 국가들>이라는 프로젝트명은 2016년 작가가 참여한 그룹전NCON(Networking Center of the Ordinary Nations) (정미타 기획)을 출처로 한다.)

Questions
1. 다른 나라의 사람이 우리나라의 국민이 되고자 합니다. 이 경우 이들을 위한 지출이 따릅니다. 당신의 국가에서는 이들을 국민으로 받아들이나요?
2. 국가의 책임 아래 무상으로 시행하는 동일한 교육과정이 필요할까요? 아니면 각 개인에 맞게 교육과정 및 프로그램을 선택할 수 있는 것이 좋을까요?
3. 국민의 편의를 위하여 편의시설을 건설하려면 자연을 파괴해야 합니다. 시설을 건설할까요? 아니면 국민이 불편하더라도 건설하지 않는 것이 좋을까요?
4. 국가의 중요한 법률이나 정책을 만들 때 대표자를 선정하는 나라인가요? 아니면 국민 모두가 직접 참여하나요?
5. 국가에 이윤을 창출하는 산업이 있습니다. 이 이윤을 극대화 하기 위하여 더 많은 지원을 하나요? 아니면 상대적으로 이윤을 창출하지 못하는 분야를 국가에서 지원해야 할까요? (성장 vs 분배)

<Ordinary Nations> is a project which creates a country where people want to live together through workshop for 3-4 times with certain group of students. At the first workshop, participants individually visualize imaginary country, country flag and national system where each student would like to live. In the second workshop, they are asked 5 questions and answer with [Agree] or [Disagree] regarding 5 questions suggested. Two groups by students with the most similar answers are organised and go through process of agreement. Participants of two groups need to agree with one decision through discussion for each question. On basis of this, they decide to realize the country, national flag and system which all participants could agree. The project encourages 12-13 year-old students to talk about different themes: their education system, environments, politics and significant events of the society and In the end, they build 'a dream country'. The country they create reflexes the ideology of the group.

Questions
1. A foreigner wants to be citizen of our country. For this case, expenditure is followed. Should we accept him/her as our country's citizen?
2. Do we need education that applies obligation under responsibility of our country?
3. For convenience of people, we have to destroy nature to build buildings. Should we build?
4. Does our country select representative when establishing important law or policy? or Do national people participate by themselves?
5. There is industry creating huge profit for country. Does our country support more to maximize this profit? or Should our country support the field which can't create profit comparatively?

 

위도사이언스 공화국 (Republic of Widoscience)
• 워크숍 참여자
한다윗, 김다윤, 홍성오, 김하나, 김다나, 김다비스, 민지훈, 라일
• 워크숍 내용
2016.09.10 : 개인이 살고 싶은 가상의 국가, 국기, 시스템 만들고 소개하기
2016.09.17 : 작가가 제시한 법안, 정치, 경제, 외교, 교육에 관한 질문에 각 개인이 만든 국가에 비추어 답하고, 토론과 합의의 과정을 통하여 하나의 국가 시스템 구축하기
2016.09.24 : 하나의 국가, 국기, 시스템 만들기

'위도사이언스 공화국'은 작가가 오스트리아에 3개월 거주하는 동안 오스트리아에서 태어난 12세~13세 한인 2세 참여자들과 3번의 워크숍을 통해 만들어진 가상의 국가이다.

'Republic of Widoscience' is imaginary country created by 12, 13 year-old Korean who were born in Austria in three times workshop while an artist, Hyemin PARK, was staying in Austria in order to participate artists in residence program, Kultur Kontakt.

 
위도사이언스 공화국 (Republic of Widoscience)
 
[English] Widoscience is located in Donau liver, Austria, Central of Europe. The second small city in the world followed by Vatican city. The formal title is Republic of Widoscience and it is very small country for its scale and population, however it is one of the richest countries in the world. GDP is very high per a person.
Science technology and IT industry is highly developed. 90% of the total national production rely on science technology and IT. In political way, the country does not hesitate to invest highly for science development(Alternative energy production/IT development)
Speedy Wifi service, free electricity energy is offered in all area especially for those who work in science, technology and IT industry.
Widoscience is consisted of 5 federations. It is democratic realization country and all political decision is decided by national people. It is the biggest country and capital city is Pustern and centered among 5 federations.

Politics
Widoscience is consisted of 5 federations. All political decision for each agenda is voted by national people and it is known for self-democratic realization country. Recently, there was national vote and discussion for refugee. About 80% of people suggested welfare expenditure due to migrants, severe competition of employment and they opposed acceptance of refugee.

Major Bills
In Republic of Widoscience, people are the owner of country. It is a country of individual liberty, popular sovereignty, and the notion of republicanism. Therefore people have the final decision for the important national matters. It is also democracy respecting individual freedom. Human rights in Widosience is the first privilege and the significant principle of welfare is providing free Wifi all around of country and offering electricity.
90% of people in Widoscience is sincere Christians.According to the recent survey, most of the people prioritize The Ten Commandments than other bills. Therefore, The major bill of Widoscience is mostly based on fundamental regulation, The Ten commandments.

Economy
Widoscience is very rich country. Industrial gross national product of is 56% in science technology and 43% in IT-related industry, it shows science technology industry and IT-related industry significantly. Specially, alternative energy based on solar heat self-development system is very outstanding in the world. 98% of the total national power production rely on solar heat, therefore solar power development is practically used. With alternative energy development system, Widoscience offers electricity freely and good examples to other countries. In addition, it is developed country of software and IT information technology. United states and United Kingdom are competing and trading with IT company of Widoscience.
National support of the policy and investment is also excellent for science technology, IT and industrial development.
However, the voice of the opposition is raising up because of imbalance investment and support for industry. In 2015, there was a protest opposing imbalance support for various fields.

Education
It has very short school education compared to other European countries. It opposes drastically
systematic study which insists of conducting systematic education according to systematic structure of study. However, people seek for student-centered education method that respects voluntary learning of student. Elementary education is mandatory but there is no mandatory educational course of national. Students can choose education contents according to interest and aptitude. It is developed country of science technology, therefore they maximize efficiency of computer, multimedia and Internet. Many of them are completing educational course in house.

National flag
The central image of national flag is figured by advanced technology of Widoscience. It includes yellow for energy and white for lightning, the core science technology. Five stars mean federal state, Four corners represent Wifi.

 
상상의 국가 만들기 워크숍