The Korean Alphabet (Hangeul) and the Translation Processes in Design

  • Andrea ArosaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 809)


The aim of this work is to present a progress of the main research master’s thesis author “Hangeul. The systematic of the writing systems in generating new spatiality”. The writing systems emerged as revolutionary procedures. The societies think them, not only, as original techniques for preservation of traditions, they also give them cultural identity patterns. The Korean writing system called Hangeul is a particular alphabet. It is recognized and registered in the Memory of the World—UNESCO—but is not limited to the field of linguists. Its graphic expression is one of the principal characteristics. Their letters, based only on pure geometry, are drawn quickly and simply. They are designed to be drawn with continuous strokes and based on a square structure. The signs of the Korean alphabet are based on five elements, that is, basic morphological units: points, circles and horizontal, vertical and oblique lines. The experience that is part of the research project Master’s thesis “Hangeul. The systematic of the writing in generating new spatialities” developing by the author that investigate spatial formal explorations into the cutout of the entitative morphology, establishing the systematics of the Korean writing system (Hangeul) as possible starting point of projective processes. The research explores the approaches in analysis of forms cut out of entitative morphology, each sign of Hangeul become the starting point for an initial translation of basic geometric component to design and study the projective logics that establish a conceptual process of translation of the Korean alphabet as source text, as the basis and support of projective processes of forms and spaces.


Geometry Morphology Education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Buenos Aires UniversityBuenos AiresArgentina

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