Author Archives: Gemma Ginty

About Gemma Ginty

Service Designer // Architect // Strategist // Interested in cities, interactions and the ephemeral

Stepping into North Korea

Introduction  South Korean guard standing on the 38th parallel, that divides North Korea from the South On the 26th of October 2011, I had the opportunity to cross into North Korea, under the supervision of the South Korean and US military. … Continue reading

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Falling for Vietnam – Introduction

Vietnam has such a visceral mix of diversity, culture, pride, warmth and determination. As we’ve reflected on our journey through the country, we thought the best way to relay the experience, was to tell the story of getting to know … Continue reading

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Vietnam – Appetite

  They say a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, Vietnam tried to seduce us in every way possible way using this manner. The agricultural tradition and availability of fresh ingredients in Vietnam makes the food exceptionally … Continue reading

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Vietnam – Heart and Soul

Spirituality Although the government prohibits the practice of religions that may affect the stability of the communist party, there is a deep sense of ritual that continues regardless of the restraints. The majority of people are Buddhist, but in most … Continue reading

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Vietnam – Physical Attraction

When we got to know ‘Vietnam’, we encountered her long and elegant physique, but found her somewhat overworked and under resourced. She is fiercely individual and moves through the landscape in all means available to her – roads, trains, bikes, … Continue reading

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Vietnam – Experience and Memories

The remnants of ‘The American War’ celebrated in a museum to war Although not evident immediately when we met ‘Vietnam’ for the first time, you know the ‘War’ has deep seethed memories and you’re unsure how to find out more. … Continue reading

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Vietnam – Her Mind

Hoi Chi Minh (The first President) lying in repose in his Mausoleum in the capital Hanoi As we had got to know Vietnam through her appetite, individuality and spirituality, it was now necessary to get deeper into her thoughts and … Continue reading

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