Aram Hur

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Aram Hur
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Aram Hur
Born 4 March 1971
Miryang, Gyeongsangnam-do
Residence Busan
Nationality South Korean
Fields Literature
Global justice
Institutions Indigo Book Company
Korean name
Hangul 허아람
Revised Romanization Heo Aram
McCune–Reischauer Hŏ Aram

Aram Hur is a South Korean teacher, practicing humanist, educator, publisher, lecturer, and social entrepreneur.


Aram Hur was born in Miryang, South Korea on March 4, 1971, and grew up in Busan. She received her BA and MA from Pusan National University and has lectured on literature, philosophy, art, linguistics and educational studies.[1][2][3][4]


Hur is the founder and chairperson of Indigo Book Company (인디고 서원) which is located in Busan, South Korea.[5] Opened on 28 August 2004, it is a humanities bookstore for young people which also hosts public events, educational movements, and social activities;[6] it is a combination of nonprofit book publisher, magazine (Humanities Magazine for Youths "INDIGO+ing"),[7] bookstore, after-school course program, and community center. Indigo represents a vibrant progressive and humanistic counterweight with its idealism and engagement to the world. She is a founding member and chief director of Indigo Youth Book Fair. And she recently opened a vegetarian restaurant, Ecotopia[8] - the combination of the words: ‘ecology’ and ‘utopia’, which has become a favorite cafe of many young idealists in the environmental and global-justice movements.[9]


  • My Beautiful Girl, Indigo (2005)
  • Theme and Variations Vol. I/II (2006)
  • Happy Readings in Indigo Sowon (2007)
  • Toto meets Morrie-Humanities Class with Teacher Aram (2007)
  • Youths with Creative Passion, Dreaming a Better World (2007)
  • Living a Dream: A journey of Young Creative Idealists (2008)
  • Youths dream of Righteous World, Communicating with the World (2009)
  • This I Believe (2009)
  • INDIGO+ing Bi-monthly Humanities Magazine for Youth (Korean/English), started 2006
  • INDIGO Quarterly Humanities Magazine for Young People (English), started 2010
  • Re-evaluation of Values: A Journey in Search of Core Values (2010)
  • Demanding the Impossible: An Interview with Slavoj Žižek (Polity Press, 2013)[10][11][12][13]
  • The Task of Living: An Interview with Zygmunt Bauman (2014)[14][15][16]
  • The Center of Possibilities: An Interview with Kojin Karatani (2015)[17][18][19]


  • The Korea Publication Ethics Commission (2007) - Grand Prize[20][21]
  • The People Who Make Our World Brighter (2007) - Korea Green Foundation[22]
  • Everest Summit Award (2008) - Nepal Government & Today's Youth Asia[23][24]
  • Young Achievers Award (2008) - TYA[citation needed]
  • Young Korean Award (2009) - Grand Prize (First Winner)[25]


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