Category: Poster

16 - Artistic and Multicultural Factors Inspiring Creative Ideas and Design in Architecture

Saturday, Nov 11
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

This session is about examining the process of generating creative ideas and design for architects who have had multicultural experiences. Based on interviews and an online survey with 11 architects from seven countries, this study examined how artistic and multicultural experiences influenced creative ideas and architectural design. We found that experiencing various cultures by living in and traveling different countries, slow-paced education, supportive environment filled with various artistic stimulations, and social atmosphere that placed a great value on art were major contributing factors to creative ideas and design in architecture. Open-mindedness, trial and error, easy access to architecture, and significant mentors were specific factors that inspired creative thinking. We discuss detailed information about multicultural experiences and implications for creative education.

Jeongah Kim

Doctoral Student
Seoul National University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea

Seon-Young Lee

Associate Professor
Seoul National University
Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, Republic of Korea

Seon-Young Lee is currently an associate professor of the Department of Education, Educational Psychology/Gifted and Creative Education Program, at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. Previously, she was a faculty member at Yonsei University, Department of Education in Seoul, South Korea; research assistant professor of the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University; and a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development.