The matrix of the 21st century neo-Shilhak
(Practical learning arisen in Joseon
The Hope Institute is a think and do tank that researches alternative policy options regarding various agendas in the country, and puts theories into practice. As an independent, civic research institute which was established without any funding from the government or business, we hope to become the matrix of the 21st century neo-Shilhak (Practical Learning) movement through field research, application and pragmatic spirit (ShilSaGuShi).
The Hope Institute is a citizen participatory research center, run by the strength of the people. We seek ways to make changes not based on enormous discourse or abstract theories, but on concrete reality. We analyze and find alternative methods not from the metropolitan but from the locals, not from the big but from the small, and not from the office desk but from the field.
Local and rural areas
The Hope Institute focuses on local and rural areas which can be Blue Ocean in our society. If local and rural areas are revitalized, there will be improvement in food, housing, traffic, and environmental problems.
Social enterprises and seniors
We believe that if social l enterprises become stronger and retirees start a second phase of their lives, a different economy will come to reality.
Ideas of the people
The Hope Institute believes that even small ideas and actions made by the people will lead to the possibility of bringing concrete changes to daily life.