Freddie Hong is a designer and a computational artist based in London, UK working across the field of architecture, creatvie technology and manufacturing science. Originally from South Korea, Freddie earned his bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, and his master’s degree in Computational Art at the Goldsmiths University of London.
Freddie started his PhD in 2019 at Dyson School of Design Engineering, ICL under EPSRC doctoral studentship, researching the next generation of device design and manufacturing
Being interested in spatial perception and human-material relationships in digital technology, Freddie’s works seeks to form a unique dialogue between the digital and physical world. Through tangible experiences of data, his objects and installations encourage people to interact with digital information, and challenge how technology-enabled objects mould physical perceptions and relationships with the built environment.
In his graduating year, Freddie was awarded the Bartlett Making Building Prize for having the most innovative building project of the year (2016). His work at Goldsmiths University has also been featured by the Fast Company (2017). Prior to joining Asif Khan Studio, Freddie interned at the Carlo Ratti Associati in Turin, where he worked in a team of interaction designers on projects that revolved around the themes of sense and response.
Freddie has also collaborated with various professional artists in London helping to design and incorporate kinetic elements into sculpture and art. Freddie has also been invited as guest critic at various architecture schools, including the Bartlett School of Architecture and the University of Greenwich and Imperial College London.
Fringe Arts Bath, Bath Open Art Prize, 44AD Artspace, Bath, UK (June 2019)
Generative Chronicles, Expressive 2019, Casa Paganini, University of Genoa, Genoa (May 2019)
(Anti) Voice loop, St. James Hatcham, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK (March 2019)
‘Butterfly Effect, voices of Korean artists, OXO bargehouse, London, UK (May 2018)
Hong, Freddie Taewoo.‘Surface’, ACM Interactions – Demo hour, volume 27, 2, 2020 (March 2020)
Hong, Freddie Taewoo. ‘SURFACE: Xbox Controlled Hot-wire Foam Cutter‘. In: ACM/EG Expressive Symposium – Posters, Demos, and Artworks. Genoa, Italy (May 2019)
Dezeen, ‘handsfreearchitecture’, (April 2020)
Murze Arts Magazine, ‘Boolean’, Issue 5 (April 2019)
Fast Company, ‘To Interact With This Interface, Just Smile’ (March 2017)