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An outdoor sculpture in Seoul that actually listens to the public’s opinion

Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one’s opinions and ideas using one’s body and property to anyone who is willing to receive them. The Seoul government would like to take this to the next level. To celebrate the opening of Seoul Citizens Hall, the South Korean government has installed Yobosayo, a large, ear-shaped sculpture that records the opinions of passerby and relays it over speakers in the City Hall.

The goal was to promote that the government is open to what the public has to say. Passersby can lean into the sculpture to offer criticism or praise of the government’s services. Yobosayo means ‘Hello?’ in Korean and the sculpture was designed by architect and artist Yang Soo-in.

Red public sculpture
Red public sculpture

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