The Culture Spine represents a new typology of urban space that satisfies the needs of a 21st century world citizen. It presents itself not as a cultural institution but, rather, as a cultural infrastructure. The Culture Spine relies on a cooperative network of local agencies, both private and governmental, that seek to charge the public realm with influential tokens of the rich heritage native to the Republic of Korea. This task is executed through the provision of a self-sustaining and climatically regulated venue which serves to stage performances, exhibitions and provision of a self-‐sustaining and climatically regulated venue which serves to stage performances, exhibitions and experiences that celebrate the national identity of Korea. These events, simulated by neighboring organizations, are curated by the citizens of Seoul and enjoyed by residents and tourists alike.