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Alex Young Il Seo

Alex  Young Il Seo

Alex Young Il Seo

King's College

Research Area: Understanding Korean Border through Human Habitation

Supervisor: Dr Wendy Pullan


Alex Young Il Seo received a Bachelor of Architectural Studies and holds a Masters of Architecture (Hons) from University of Auckland. He worked at an architectural office in New Zealand specialising in commercial and private housing, at the same time, worked as a research assistant at the GSD, and a design tutor at the University of Auckland. He is currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Architecture, King's College, University of Cambridge as a Cambridge Trust Scholar, affiliated to the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research. His PhD research examines the construction and representation of the inter-Korean borders and boundaries in people's everyday lives.

Alex is a convenor of the Martin Centre Lecture Series and Co-editor of Scroope 26 - The Cambridge Architectural Journal. He serves as a supervisor for the BA Tripos (ARB/RIBA Part II) course 'Divided Cities'.

Key Publications

Manfredini, M., Seo, Y. A., Tang, X. X., Wang, S., & et al. Sumner town centre regeneration, Christchurch.[Prints] Sumner School Hall, Dryden Street, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand. 20/11/2011 - 21/11/2011

Manfredini, M., Seo, Y. A., Tang, X. X., Wang, S., & et al. Re-assembling the urban: Sumner Creative City. Spaces and places for communities, cultures and hospitality, Christchurch. [Prints and videos] Marriner Street Art Space, Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand. 19/11/2011 - 26/11/2011