Turkey: At the Threshold

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Turkey: At the Threshold

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 All eyes are currently on Turkey with Istanbul’s statusas European Capital of Culture 2010. It makes it a pertinent momentto take stock and to look at Turkey’s past, present andfuture, bringing the nation’s cultural renaissance andevolution to the fore internationally. Since the early 2000s,Turkey has undergone a remarkable economic recovery, which has beenaccompanied by urban development and a cultural flowering.Positioned between an expanding European Union and an unstableMiddle East, the country provides a fascinating interface betweenthe Occident and the Orient. Taking into account the currentpolitical concerns with consolidating Eastern and Western cultures,Turkey is poised at a vital global crossroads:

  • Tackles aspects of globalisation and the potential threat thata rapid rolling out of an overly homogenised built environmentposes to rich local building traditions that are founded onspecific, climatic, knowledge and cultural diversity.
  • Provides an analytical approach that highlights specificaspects of Turkey’s rich heritage and current designculture.
  • Features work by established and emerging design practices inTurkey.
  • Contributors include Tevfik BalcIoglu, GülsümBaydar, Edhem Eldem, Tolga islam, Zeynep Kezer, Ugur Tanyeli, ilhanTekeli and Banu Tomruk.

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Hülya Ertas is the managing editor of the monthlypublished architecture and design magazine XXI in Turkey and editorof the Yeni Mimar architecture newspaper. She completed herarchitectural education at Istanbul Technical University in 2005,where she is currently studying for her MSc in architecture. Herresearch areas cover spectacular architecture and its reflectionson the daily life of citizens, how globalisation affectsarchitecture, and the ethics of the architectural practice.

Michael U Hensel is an architect, researcher and writer.He is Professor for Research by Design at AHO – the OsloSchool for Architecture and Design, where he is involved in settingup an architectural research centre. He is founding and boardmember of the OCEAN Research and Design Association, as well asboard member of BIONIS – the Biomimetics Network forIndustrial Sustainability – and editorial board member of ADand the Journal of Bionic Engineering. He has published, taught,lectured and exhibited in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.His research interest and forthcoming publications focus onperformance-oriented architecture.

Defne Sunguroglu Hensel is an architect, interiorarchitect and researcher. She has completed her Diploma, RIBA IIand MSc in architecture at the Architectural Association. She iscurrently pursuing her PhD entitled ‘Multiple PerformanceIntegration Model’ as a research fellow at AHO – theOslo School for Architecture and Design. She is a board member ofthe OCEAN Research and Design Association. She has been involved innumerous research projects that have focused onperformance-oriented design methods, design innovation andalternative approaches to sustainability in architecture. She hastaught, lectured and exhibited internationally and her work hasbeen published widely.

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