Dongsei Kim (MDesS ’12) wins awards for work on borders

Dongsei Kim, MDesS ’12 in Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology, has won an Honorable Mention in the National Geographic Award in Mapping for his map, “The Demilitarized Zone: Redrawing the 151 mile border between North and South Korea.”
Dongsei will be presenting his research at the Borderscapes III International Conference in Trieste, Italy later this month. Both the conference presentation and the map honored by National Geographic grew from Dongsei’s thesis research in the MDesS program.
He also is the recipient of the 2011-2012 Howard T. Fisher Prize in Geographical Information Science from the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis. This October, Dongsei will present his work at the IFLA Americas Regional Conference entitled “Borders: landscapes on the alert” in Medellin, Columbia.