chapter 3: 떨선비 (weed scholar)

For SS19, Sundae School tells the story of 떨선비 (Ddul-Sunbi), which roughly translates to “Weed Scholar.” The title is a combination of two seemingly incongruous words – “ddul,” modern slang for weed in Korean, and “sunbi,” which are high-minded public scholars from the Goryeo and Joseon ancient periods of Korea. Sundae School imagines a world where traditional Korean scholars are learning about and exploring new intellectual, creative highs through Cannabis.