JAN 19, 2024
STELSI and Young Architects Forum Korea to host 38th Young Architects Forum in Seoul next week
The 38th Young Architects Forum, which will explore the integration of metaverse technology into architecture, is set to take place next Thursday at the Weple NFT Gallery building in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, according to an official announcement on Friday (KST). Co-hosted by STELSI, a Build-to-Earn (B2E) decentralized metaverse project, and the Young Architects Forum Korea, the event will revolve around the theme “Beyond Realms: Architectural Odyssey in the Metaverse Era,” hosting experts from the architecture industry and anyone interested in the topic.
Architectural imperatives in the era of Web3
In particular, the forum will delve into the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and blockchain technology on AI architecture and the metaverse. A crucial consideration in this topic is the role that architects must play in an unprecedented era of Web3, namely promoting creativity while determining ethical boundaries through collaboration and sharing of ideas. Another point for discussion will be expanding diversity and the possibilities in architecture by tapping into advancements in digital technologies.
STELSI is a decentralized metaverse island that provides a realistic and intuitive extended reality (XR) experience where users can design, construct and manage buildings. Built with the 3D creation tool Unreal Engine, it aims to support the seamless application of blockchain technology across different sectors of the construction industry, including architectural planning and design, construction and real estate. The platform also runs on a native token called STELSI, which users can earn by staking building NFTs.
The event’s other organizer, the Young Architects Forum Korea, was established in 2011 with a mission to boost the presence of young architectural visionaries in South Korea. The forum provides opportunities for them to leverage their talents and expertise to contribute to societal advancement. In addition to the Young Architects Forum, it also hosts other events like exhibitions, cooperative projects and seminars.
Speakers set to attend include STELSI CEO Ryan Shim, CSO and Co-Founder of IoTrust Yoo Min-ho, CCO of jpa. JUNGLIM Architecture Kim Kyung-hoon and more. Firms like blockchain news outlet Tokenpost, LandFi metaverse OrbCity and Wepin Wallet are also sponsoring the event.
STELSI stated in its announcement that the forum aims to “provide a unique space for architects who perceive the world differently, transcending dimensions.”