Originally from Istanbul, Şoher is currently working in Lisbon. Following her completion of the Architectural Design Doctorate Program at ITU, she continued her career as an independent architect and writer.
In the past she has contributed to various art & design initiatives and to architecture journals; she wrote reviews, co-edited books, and organised international workshops. Some of her research projects were published within the 4th Rotterdam Architecture Biennale and 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale. Her academic work focuses on Istanbul’s history of urbanisation, while her interest in architecture extends to informality, participatory space-making processes and life cycles in the built environment.
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.
Sebnem Soher talked with Sebastiao de Botton from Colectivo Warehouse on co-creating, self-critique and the afterlife of spaces.
Sebnem Soher’s conversation with Diogo Dias Coutinho and Mariana Dias Coutinho of CLARA – Center for Rural Future focuses on the potentials of the Odemira region in welcoming creative and artistic practices to solve the issue of desertification of the area.
Ponto Atelier is a young office from Portugal with works varying in places, programs and scales. They are based in Madeira Island, in the Atlantic Ocean and they are about to become much more visible soon, with several ongoing projects to be completed and their participation at “Fertile Futures” Exhibition, the Official Portuguese Representation of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, curated by Andreia Garcia. Şebnem Şoher talked to Ana Pedro Ferreira and Pedro Maria Ribeiro, founders of Ponto Atelier about their inspirations, being on an island and what it means to be sustainable today.