(Un) Precedented Pyongyang, a new book by Dongwoo Yim MAUD ’08 and published by Actar, looks at “socialist urbanism” in post-Korean War Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, and how space may change in a future market-economy system.

Yim is the principal and co-founder of architecture and research firm PRAUD in Boston, and visiting professor at Washington University in St. Louis and adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design. His research interest focuses on integral urbanism and architectural typologies that catalyze urban transformation in various urban scales, and his previous publications include “North Korean Atlas,” “Pyongyang, and Pyongyang After,” “Hamhung and Pyongsung” and “I Want to be METROPOLITAN.”