Originally from Istanbul, Soher is currently working as a visiting scholar in Lisbon while pursuing her PhD in Architectural Design in Turkey. Her interest in architecture focuses on informality, participatory space-making processes, and small-scale interventions. In the past she has contributed to various art & design initiatives and to architecture journals; she also writes reviews, co-edits books, and organises international workshops. Some of her research projects were published for the 4th Rotterdam Architecture Biennale and 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale. Additionally, Soher has recently produced academic publications that concentrate on Istanbul’s history of urbanisation.
Critical Concrete, concentrating on the refurbishment of socially relevant spaces of Porto suburbs, shows us how to be super cool by being super normal
Sebnem Soher talked with Tiago Mota Saraiva, one of the members of architectural cooperative Ateliermob, about building collective know-how and networks that bring stakeholders together.