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Social Algorithms 10.0  workshop
Date: 14-23 July 2023

Previous workshop info:
SoomeenHahm Design:
AAVS Seoul Projects

Social Algorithms Research Group:





The last ten years of “AAVS Seoul” as the theme of “Social Algorithms” oscillated between site-driven research, which unveils Seoul as an actual city, and computational design experiments under the diverse algorithmic processes. This 2023 summer, we are trying to do a little step up based on accumulated experiences, titled as one theme, “Evolution,” explaining life’s diversity and exquisiteness by differentiated survival and breeding in ‘Nature selection.’ Humans have evolved with adaptations and variations through social rituals, systems, and machines, and architecture has been a crucial role in this process as an essential part of social systems. Therefore, we would like to experiment with how architecture is related to human evolution in social systems and machines.

In 2023, methodological experiments are mainly conducted through two perspectives: finding the ‘Phenotype’ by investigating the social and spatial structure within life forms from the actual city of Seoul, developing a system from a hypothetical social rule set, and discovering the ‘Genotype’. There will be two units with independent briefs, methods, seminars, and specific workshops for each perspective, and lecture series will accompany them to develop the theme of AAVS Seoul. In the future, Methodological experimentation will expand into architectural argument debate over the years.

지난 10년간 AAVS Seoul은 “사회 알고리즘”이라는 주제하에 직접적인 개입으로 실제도시 서울을 드러내고 제안하는 방식과 다양한 알고리즘 프로세스로 컴퓨테이셔널 디자인 실험을 하는 두 방향의 진동과 공명에 집중하였습니다. 올해 여름 우리는 축적된 경험을 바탕으로 변이와 자연선택 개념으로 생명의 다양성과 정교함을 설명하는 “진화”라는 주제로 한 단계 더 도약하고자 합니다.

이 관점에서 우리는 인간이 건축의 변화와 함께 사회적 의례, 시스템, 기계에 의해서 발생하는 변이를 통해 진화한다고 생각합니다. 그러므로, 건축이 어떻게 사회 구조안에서 인간의 진화와 상호 관계를 맺고 변형하고 있는지 2가지 관점에서 실험하고자 합니다. 2개의 관점은 실제도시 서울에서 파생한 삶의 형태를 탐구하는 ‘표현형’과 가설적 사회 룰 셋을 발전시키고, 의미를 발견하는 ‘유전자형’입니다.

*More detailed unit brief can be found via



Dae Song Lee, Jae Won Yi

Hanjun Kim

Catherine Ahn, Fabrizio Furiassi, Jaehyub Ko, Hee Joon Lee, Jimmy Wei-Chun Cheng, Adetokunbo Ayoade, Hanjun Kim, Dongyun Kim

Jinseok Park, Jooeun Sung, Soomeen Hahm, Seung Ah Choi

Juhee Oh, Yena Lee, Seo Hyune Ahn, Do Gyeong Kang, Jiwon Kang, Jae-min Kim, Han Dain, Soobin Yim, Yewon Byeon, Jeongjoon Lee, Soohyun Park, Jin Yoo, Kyung Min Choi, Bumsuk Kim, Ingi Kim, Intae Na, Seokju Lee, Minseok Kim, Sungwoo Her, Woochan Jeon, Myungjun Chang, Seoyoon Kim, Yihan Lin, Xinyang Sun, Zihan Lin, Jungah Lee, Yeonjae You, Hyung Seok Kim, Haelin Jeong, Taejune Im, Hyunkyu Joo, Jaewoo Lee, Ssu-Yu Liu, Ka Sin Cheng, Tianshu Dong, Sowoon Lee, Eunju Kim, Megan Ziyi Chen, Zheng Wei, Minsung Son, Cassidy Ho, Junwoo Kim, Sumin Hong, Myungeun Yeo, Myongjoon Kim, YeJun Jeong, Hyeonseong Kim


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