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We are looking for teaching fellows interested in the agenda below [ K - ( ) ]. Successful applicants will collaborate with Social Algorithms Research Group seeking for pedagogical and research methodology and be offered a role of unit master. Ideal applicants are to engage actively in a creative and intense environment. Please apply by email no later than 13 May 2022 to aavsseoul@social-algorithms.com

Your application must include:
•Full CV and portfolio/work sample(up to 20MB)
•Personal statement
•Proposed unit brief, methodology and expected outcome

Social Algorithms 9.0 : K- ( )

15 JUL- 24 JUL 2022

“The most personal is the most creative.” Bong Joon Ho, film director of ‘Parasite’ from his acceptance speech at the Oscars 2020.

The Oxford English Dictionary recently updated a series of K-words, reflecting the changes of the global society beyond its borders. AA Visiting School Seoul of 2022 is looking for the next “K-” whether cultural, social, or architectural.

Taking advantage of being Seoul-based, this year’s theme has been chosen to flourish the various approaches, expecting the creative interpretation of contemporary issues placed on the discourse table. The new K-( ) can be emerged by investigation and intervention on a series of issues related to the urban conditions, and new thoughts can be tested for realisation and transformation of form and arrangement.

It can appear anyhow, anywhere, and in any figure. Whether as a new typology, sociocultural feature or spatial agent, whether artificial or natural, the new K-( ) responds to contemporary urban and architectural design. A city’s history and locality are inherited and embedded in architecture. This could be a social intervention in space, a generative design, or any new idea you have and we would like to welcome you and share your thoughts.

AAVS Seoul has been researching ‘Social’, ‘Algorithms’ and their co-location in the experimental architecture and urbanism for the last 10 years, and aims to open up a discourse platform adopting new design and pedagogical methodologies. The programme will run as intensive 10-day workshop with a series of lectures. Workshop will run on-site but may include partial online activities, subject to Covid-situation.


  1. Who can apply?
    Anyone who is interested in Architecture, City, Urbanism, Landscape, Social, Computation and Design.

  2. Do I need to know the software well?
    No previous software skills are required.

  3. Will lectures be conducted in English?
    Yes, all the lectures and tutorials will be conducted in English. However, it is possible to communicate in Korean with instructors and lectures if they are Korean speakers depending on situations.

  4. How many hours will tutorials be?
    It might different from each unit. However, you will need to product your project every day for the final presentation, which means you will need to use your own time beside tutorials.


  1. Discounts are available for a group of 3 or more participants. Please get in touch with the Visiting School office or Social Algorithms for a concession code.

  1. Discounts are available for a former AAVS Seoul, Social Algorithms, or SD Platform participants. Please contact aavsseoul@social-algorithms.com for a concession code.

  1. More discounts are available for a group of returning students, please contact aavsseoul@social-algorithms.com

Programme Directors: Jooeun Sung, Soomeen Hahm

Programme Coordinators: Hanjun Kim, Seungah Choi

Programme Committees: Jinseok Park, Jaewon Yi, Dae Song Lee