Pelin Bolca, post-doctoral researcher affiliated in Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST) of Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) in Italy. She is PhD in Architecture and Landscape Heritage program at POLITO. She holds MSc Degree on Architecture for the Restoration and Echancement of Heritage from POLITO and B.Arch Degree from Yıldız Technical University (YTU) in Turkey. She has collaborated with École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris as an invited researcher. Since 2018, she is teaching assistant of "Digital History" course of the master program in POLITO, and yearly organized International Summer School entitled ‘’Cultural Heritage, Cities, and Digital Humanities” organized by POLITO and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research area focuses on the knowledge exchange between European and non-European contexts in the heritage-led decision processes that affects tangible and intangible cultural heritage of historic cities and their inhabitants.
In 1931, the last International Colonial Exposition of the world was opened in Paris. It was one of a series of colonial expositions that were held in France in the 1920s and 1930s, as France sought to reassert its colonial presence in the wake of World War I.