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.
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.
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.
Dincer graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) Architecture Department in 2013 and received her master's degree from MArch Program in Architectural Design at Bilgi University in 2015. She has studied theory, criticism and design practice during her education and worked as student assistant in studio and theory classes while continuing the graduate school. She is working as editor in XXI Magazine.
Efe Gozen Architect/Tinkerer. Research interests include interactive environments, computational design, robotic fabrication and numerical systems. Received his BSc. in Architecture from ITU in 2007. Completed his first MSc. at ITU in 2011, and his second MSc. in the Hyperbody: Non-Standard and Interactive Architecture track in TU Delft, also graduating in 2011. Co-founded FABB, a research and development company focused on robotic fabrication methods in architecture. Currently pursuing his PhD in Architectural Design at ITU with a focus on human-robot interaction and lectures at various faculties of architecture and engineering. Burcu Bicer Architect/Researcher. She is interested in experimenting a design method capable of exploring the innovations in digital computational design and mechanical prototypes. Received her BSc. in Architecture from YTU in 2004. Awarded by the Fulbright Scholar Program, she completed her MSc. at Cornell University in 2012. Currently pursuing her PhD at IYTE. She has worked at several renowned international projects at Tabanlioglu Architects (2007-2011) and Coop Himmelb(l)au (2004-2006). Co-founded FABB, a research and development company focused on robotic fabrication methods in architecture. She is a registered architect in Turkey and lectures at various faculties of architecture.
Elif Ensari, received her Bachelor’s degree from Middle East Technical University and completed her M.ArchII degree at Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc). She worked as a Building Information Modeling Consultant at Gehry Technologies in Los Angeles. In 2011 she founded İyiofis, based in Istanbul, where she is working on design and construction in various scales, commissioned exhibition projects as well as research and mobile applications focusing on spatial experience. She has though as a part time instructor at Izmir Economy, Kadir Has and Istanbul Bilgi Universities. She is a Phd student at Istanbul Technical University Architectural Design Computing Program since January 2015 and is currently a visiting researcher at University of Lisbon, Design Computation Group.
Gonlugur holds a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning degree and a Master of Science in Urban Planning degree from Middle East Technical University. He received his Ph.D degree in History of Art from Toronto University after completing a master’s program in History of Architecture at UCL Bartlett. His studies focus on subjects such as architectural cultures in Cold War era, different courses of architectural knowledge, image of city and architecture in visual and literal arts and sensual history of space. Gonlugur is currently working as a lecturer at Architecture Faculty of İzmir Ekonomi University.
Engin is a transdisciplinary designer with background in architecture, engineering, sustainability and interaction design. After graduating with High Honors from Istanbul German High School, Engin completed his BS degrees at Stanford University in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architectural Design. Engin received project fellowships on green buildings from US EPA and Merage Foundation. He worked in the European and US offices of ARUP as the sustainable design consultant and a global design researcher, for 3.5 years. As part of this position, Engin engaged in low-energy design projects with teams including Foster+Partners, HOK, NBBJ, along with the ARUP Foresight+Innovation Team. Afterwards, Engin received his MPS in interactive design and media arts from Tisch School of Arts, ITP of New York University, focusing on interactive ecological installations. Meanwhile, Engin also assisted Adam Greenfield in teaching at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design program on 'Systems and Network Design for Cities.' In 2013, Engin co-founded ATÖLYE following his ITP thesis on 'Transdisciplinary Design of Creative Community Spaces.' For the last three years, Engin has been co-developing the ATÖLYE project and co-leading Atölye LABS, with projects pertaining to architecture (Ege University, ATÖLYE) and industrial design (UNDO, CNVS). Besides ATÖLYE, Engin is an adjunct instructor in Bilgi University, Faculty of Architecture, teaching an elective course entitled 'Transdisciplinary Urban Interventions' for the last three years.