Ali Akgün studied architecture at İzmir University of Economics in İzmir. He is a partner and principal architect at Zero Architecture. His research mainly focuses on urban design and he takes part in a collaborative design approach to a wide variety of projects, from recreational facilities to multi functional buildings.
Born in 1998, Ali Tiknazoglu began to study architecture at Gebze Technical University in 2016. He is the vice president of Mimarlık ve Tasarım Topluluğu (Architecture and Design Community) since March, 2017. He organized the “RE-vizyon” workshop as a part of UMÖB 17 (National Meeting of Architecture Students) held in Samsun. He has designed various posters for different student clubs. He is also the designer of the logo of “Kelebekro” International Robot Olympics 2018.
Asiye Akgun Gultekin holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Yildiz Technical University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Istanbul Technical University. She is currently teaching at Istanbul Kultur University's Architecture Faculty.
Born in Istanbul in 1978, Cicek holds a masters’ degree in architecture from Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. She moved to Brussels after working in Munich, Vienna and Rotterdam. She worked as a project architect with Elia Zenghelis between 2005 and 2007 and for Robbrecht en Daem Architecten between 2007 and 2014. She has been participating as a lecturer in diploma studios in Interior Architecture at KU Leuven since 2009. She has published several articles on architecture and art in Turkey and Europe.
Gurpinar has earned his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Product Design from Istanbul Technical University (2014), after finishing his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering (2004) and graduate studies in Industrial Product Design (2008) in the same university. He has completed part of his graduate studies in HfK Bremen, Digital Media program. He has worked on Cultural Studies in Design, History of Design in Turkey and Globalization and Design. Gurpinar has previously thought courses in Art History, Contemporary Art and Design and Visual Communication in Sabanci University, Kadir Has University and Istanbul Bilgi University. He currently works as an Assistant Professor in Department of Industrial Product Design in Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Architecture. His main research interests focuses on Design Foundation Studies, Visual Communication Techniques in Design, Urban Studies,History of Design, Issues of Globalization in Design and Design of Objects, Environments and Places of Play.
Born in Istanbul in 1969, Volkan graduated from Yıldız Technical University Architecture Faculty. Worked at Ertem Ertunga Architecture until 1995, she continues to practise architecture at Kreatif Architecture since 1996. She is also a board member at Istanbul Free Association of Architects.
Ayham Dalal is an architect, researcher and independent consultant. He studied architecture in Syria, and did his double master degree in Integrated Planning at Stuttgart University and Ain Shams University (Cairo). He taught at the German University of Technology in Oman, and has been engaged with several initiatives and workshops related to refugees and Syria. Currently he is doing his PhD studies at the Technical University of Berlin, at the Habitat Unit. His research looks at the relationship between informality, urbanism and memory within different refugee settings in Jordan.
Banu Çiçek Tülü is an independent researcher and urban designer from South-East Turkey based in Berlin. For the past years, she has been developing her ideas through extradisciplinary praxis by acting as an initiator of diverse research projects that utilize editorial, curatorial, artistic and academic methodologies. Her academic and artistic research interests include urban design theory, urban commons, participation, public space, soundscapes, acoustic ecology, environmental spatial justice and interdisciplinary methodologies. She is currently PhD candidate at Hamburg Fine Arts University and granted by Heinrich Böll Foundation. One part of her dissertation turned into a seminar format; Berlin Sonic: Auditory Collective Explorations which she leads the students to discover the urban space and the politics of sound. Started when she was a BA student in Istanbul, she continues her political engagement also in Germany. Since April 2018, she teaches Urban Activism class at Humboldt University Berlin.
Bart Decroos (1989) graduated cum laude as a Master of Architecture from the University of Leuven in 2015. He is currently a research assistant at the Henry van de Velde Research Group of the University of Antwerp and a member of the editorial board of OASE Journal for Architecture. In addition, he is a freelance writer for different magazines and regularly collaborates on various publications with architecture firms in Flanders and the Netherlands.
Can Sucuoglu, graduated from Yildiz Technical University at 2005 and completed his M.Arch degree at Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc). From 2007 to 2009 he worked at Jorge Pardo Sculpture in Los Angeles and at this time he specialized in digital design and production techniques. He continued his career as a design coordinator in Warsaw 2. Metro Line in Poland and became a partner at İyiofis 2012. Iyiofis has been providing design services to leading Turkish and worldwide institutions and exhibit work in various biennials and exhibitions. He is a part time tutor in İstanbul Bilgi University.
Born in 1968, he graduated from Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Architecture as an architect in 1993. Before founding CM Architecture he worked with many offices as an architect. He is a member of the Chamber of Architects of Turkey and Istanbul Independent Architects Association (ISMD). He is a lecturer in Mimar Sinan University's design studio. He won the National Architecture Award of Turkey in Building Category in 2014.
Aslantaş graduated from Anadolu University, Industrial Design Department in 2010. She participated in classes at Hacettepe University's Interior Design Department, as well as worked as interior designer and exhibition designer in the same period. Since 2014, she is working as a freelance designer for national and international projects.
Constantin Petcou is a Paris-based architect whose work stresses the intersection between architecture, urbanism, service design and semiotics. He is co-founder together with Doina Petrescu of Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée (AAA), a professional organization which conducts actions and research on participatory urbanism and architecture which involve local residents in self-managing projects in their neighborhood, engaging in social and ecological practices, and initiating resilient networks. AAA has been laureate of Zumtobel Prize for Sustainability and Humanity 2012, recipient of the Curry Stone Design Prize 2011, the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2010, and the Prix Grand Public des Architectures contemporaines en Métropole Parisienne 2010, and has been a finalist at the EIB Social Innovation Tournement 2014.
Born in 1964, Deniz Aslan received his undergradute degree from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture and his graduate degree from Yıldız Technical University, Institute of Science and Technology, Landscape Planning Program. In 2000, he received his doctoral degree in ITU, Institute of Science and Technology, Architectural Design Program. He has numerous awards in national competitions, essays and projects published both in national and international media, exhibit contributions, workshop coordination tasks and jury memberships. He played an important role on establishing the Landscape Department in ITU Faculty of Architecture, in which he continues his academic career. Aslan is also the founder of ds architecture.
Graduated from Istanbul Technical University as a landscape architect in 2011, Cinar worked at different media outlets. She is currently working at XXI magazine as editor, mainly managing the websites and the social media accounts.