Award-winning architects and designers from RMIT University and the Korean National University of Arts (K'arts) in Seoul will come together in a public exhibition and symposium to explore the creation of sustainable architectural urban areas in the Asia Pacific region.

The event, Architectural Urbanism: Seoul/Melbourne will take place in Melbourne and is the second stage of the cross-cultural, bilateral agreement, following on from an exhibition and symposium in Seoul last year.

The aim is to start an ongoing institutional exchange between RMIT and KNUA, as well as between the participating and invited architectural professionals. The symposium and exhibition are curated by Professor Sand Helsel and Lecturer Anna Johnson from RMIT School of Architecture and Design.

According to Johnson, having the Korean architects in Melbourne for the exhibition and all day symposium will be extremely valuable for students, staff and periphery professionals.

Ms Johnson said; “We are very fortunate to have the Korean architects coming to Melbourne for the exhibition and all day symposium as it will be incredibly valuable for students, staff and the broader architectural profession, to see work in this large scale dynamic format at RMIT’s Design Hub.”

The Architectural Urbanism: Seoul/Melbourne Exhibition will be held from 14 to 23 May, 2014, and the Symposium on Friday 16 May, 2014, 10am – 4.30pm at the RMIT University, Design Hub, 150 Victoria St, Carlton.

Entry to the event is free.