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Institutional Information: Mimarlık, Mimarlık
Research Areas: Architecture, Architectural Design, History of Architecture, Engineering and Technology




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Sevgi Türkkan, PhD, architect, academic scholar and researcher, completed her dissertation in 2017 entitled “Making and Breaking Authorship, Potentials in Architectural Design Studio” in Istanbul Technical University, Architectural Design Program, where she investigated the role of design studio pedagogy in establishing and challenging authorial roles for the architect-students. She has been teaching in graduate and undergraduate level courses and design studios in ITU Faculty of Architecture since 2004. Her teaching practice have reciprocally informed and enriched her academic research through the design of learning environments, briefs, curriculums, and pedagogic experiments with students and collegues. In 2009- 2010 she received Fulbright Visiting Scholarship to attend Columbia GSAPP in New York, to observe and study studio cases that readress the authorship question. In 2018-2019 she received a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the French Embassy at Research Laboratory IPRAUS UMR3329 in Paris. Her Post-doctoral study entitled ”Pedagogy of the Loge” investigated the history and functioning of the spatiopedagogicalcubicles in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where individual author-figures were constructed during architectural competitions. Her works have been published in international books, journals, conferences mainly on issues of architectural theory, architectural design education, questions of authorship wand use in architecture. Her interest in the problematization of the architect as a disconnected figure and architecture as a static representation, led to a series of inquiry and production on the states of architecture in life. The proposed curatorial project ”Before Use After Life” shortlisted for the Turkish Pavillion at Venice Architectural Biennial in 2020. She has been invited to international conferences as keynote speaker, gave lectures and attended jury reviews in Columbia GSAPP, ENSA Belleville, ENSA Val de Seine, Cambridge, KU Leuven, UC Dublin. She is a member of EAAE(European Association of Architectural Education) and participated in the organisation of international workshops as part of Education Academy’s Scientific and Organisation committee.


Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Mimarlık Fakültesi, Taşkışla cad. 34437 Şişli, Istanbul