Seoul government’s giant ear sculpture actually listens to the public’s opinion

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In a true democracy every citizen has a voice, but it can be the case that many don't feel like politicians actually listen to it. In order to promote itself as open to what the public has to say, the Seoul government has installed Yobosayo – a large, ear-shaped sculpture that records the opinions of passersby and relays it over speakers in City Hall. Designed by artist Yang Soo-in, the sculpture's title means 'Hello?' in Korean and is situated outside City Hall, where disgruntled citizens would normally head to lodge a formal civic complaint by filling out a form. Instead,…

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