Hulya Ertas graduated in 2005 from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Architecture and completed her MA in architecture at the same school in 2011. Her thesis focused on Situationist International and their role in transformation of architecture and urban planning. She is the editor-in-chief of the monthly published XXI Architecture and Design Magazine. She edited AD Turkey: At The Threshold issue of Architectural Design magazine together with Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel and Michael Hensel, published in January 2010 by Wiley & Sons. She is currently a PhD candidate at Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels/Ghent, KU Leuven. Her research focuses on architecture of the commons, the social reflections of spatial practices and grounded criticism of these. She is a member of Ocean Design Research Association and CivicWise.
The 15th international architecture exhibition of the Venice Biennale invites architects to leave their comfort zones by reminding them the responsibility of the architect.
We talk to Bernard Khoury about Beirut, his works and his critical approach towards the changing paradigms
Emil Jurcan talks to Hülya Ertaş of XXI magazine, looking into the political and social problems of architectural and urban projects in Croatia
For the last five years, we have been witnessing an upheaval in participatory architecture practices in parallel with the prevailing social role of architecture
Hülya Ertaş talked to Florian Koehl on the social agenda of architects today and the alternative ways of realizing projects within the existing social and economical framework
Civicwise, an international network working on civic design gathered together at Glocal Camp to discuss the community governance, collaborative economy, and inclusive communication
We talked with Constantin Petcou of Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée on utilizing the community engagement for generating tactical urbanism projects.
How can we generate solutions in real life to our most prominent urban issues like sustainability, mobility, equality, etc.?
After the End of the World, an exhibition curated by José Luis de Vicente, questions the climate change that our uncontrollably consumed planet is going through
The fourth edition of Glocal Camp was held in Gran Canaria and Tenerife between 4-16 April. And here is an insider review
This year’s biennale felt as if we had tried a lot as architects to change the world for the better and failed
Hulya Ertas talked with Cristina Gamboa, one of the founder members of Lacol, on their approach as an architecture cooperative
In conversation with Jan Boelen, the curator of 4th Istanbul Design Biennial on the theme of "A School of Schools." We discussed a variety of issues starting from the making of a design biennial up to design's capacity to respond to changes in the society.
Aslı Çiçek talks to XXI about 4th İstanbul Design Biennial's exhibition design and how it was implemented in various spaces.
Hulya Ertas in conversation with Cristi Borcan of studioBASAR on the potentials of urban commons and co-design processes with communities in the specific context of Bucharest.