Ashoka Fellow
South Korea
Fellow Since 2019
This description of Deagon Yi's work was prepared when Deagon Yi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2019.
Dea-gon Yi has created a citizen-led storytelling and publishing initiative to revitalize municipalities outside the Seoul metropolitan area. Through the “Hae-ri book village” model, and partnerships with education authorities and municipal governments, Dea-gon is demonstrating that cultural approaches can catalyze community renewal.
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