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JOIN US IN ISTANBUL!

The Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy (AURA) Istanbul invites you to its inspiring summer program, “Istanbul: Past, Present and Future

The melting pot of the East and the West, the great city of Istanbul, now a city of more than 15 million people, has been the capital of two glorious empires, the Byzantine and the Ottoman. With its eight thousand years of human history, it presents researchers a vast amount of architectural legacy to discover and analyze.

Join us in Istanbul for a month of comprehensive analysis of the city with lectures from leading experts in their respective fields. Explore the mechanisms developed through the millennia to different sets of problems by the builders and inhabitants of this magnificent city!

This summer research program will take place in Istanbul between July 8 – August 2, 2019. It is specially designed for undergraduate/graduate students and young professionals of Architecture, Urban Planning and related fields.

The four-week intensive coursework of lectures, on-site visits and studios will provide a valuable opportunity; while benefiting to learn from the distinguished researchers, there will be a chance to collaborate with a diverse group of participants from all over the world.

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INFORMATION
When
AURA Summer Academy 2019 takes place between the 8th of July and the 2nd of August 2019. Seminars, field trips and workshops will be held from Monday to Friday for 4 weeks.
Where
At the Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy Istanbul (AURA-İstanbul) Beşiktaş, Istanbul
Who
This summer school is suitable for undergraduate and graduate level students from the relevant departments of Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Interior Design And Landscape Design.
Language
The official language of the summer school is English. Transportation All transportation during the program is covered, however, participants need to cover all other travel expenses.
Accommodation
Accommodation will be arranged and covered by the program.
Meals
Breakfast and lunches will be covered by the program.


Visa Requirements

Visas are required from foreign passport holders.
Equipment
Participants should bring their own laptop computers and related hardwares. WLAN is freely available. Please ensure that all your own equipment is covered by your insurance.
Insurance
Health and accident insurance is covered by the program.
Fee:
Option 1: 3000 €
Courses, field trip costs, health insurance, accommodation, breakfast and lunch are included.
Option 2: 2500 €
Courses, field trip costs, health insurance and lunch are included; accommodation and breakfast are excluded.
Contact Person
Ms. Seda Altan
+90 (545) 268 4100
sedaaltan@aura-istanbul.com

There are 20 places available for AURA Summer Academy 2019 and these will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Applications will be closed when the program is full.

          Download the schedule here.

LECTURERS

WEEK 1: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

In the first week of the AURA Summer Academy 2019, seminars will take place to analyze the historical and cultural perspective of Istanbul from pre-historic era to Roman Empire, Byzantium and Ottoman Empire. Guided trips to cultural heritage fields will be organized.

NEZİH BASGELEN

Nezih Başgelen

Archeologist, Editor, Founder of Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları (Archeology and Art Press)

ŞERİF YENEN

Şerif Yenen

Travel Specialist, Lecturer at Boğaziçi University

ÇİĞDEM KAFECİOĞLI

Çiğdem Kafesçioğlu

Associate Professor in the Department of History at Boğaziçi University

WEEK 2: ACTUAL PERSPECTIVE

In the second week of the AURA Summer Academy 2019 Istanbul’s complex urban structure will be considered through transformations that took place in architectural and urban scale during republican period. The current matters of the city will be discussed.

BURAK BOYSAN

Burak Boysan

Architect, Writer of the book ‘İki Nesil Bir Şehir

Murat Güvenç

Murat Güvenç

Urban Planner, Professor at Kadir Has University, Director at Istanbul Studies Center

ÖZGÜR BİNGÖL

Özgür Bingöl

Architect, Assistant Professor at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

ORHAN ESEN

Orhan Esen

Historian specialized on social and economic history, Co-editor of the book ‘ ‘Istanbul: Self Service City

WEEK 3: WORKSHOP / ARCHITECT PRESENTATION

In the third week of the AURA Summer Academy 2019, professional architects and interior designers who currently work on comtemporary architecture projects will give seminars related to their buildings. There will be discussion on how the comtemporary architecture re-shapes the city.

JALE KULİN

Jale Kulin

Interior Architect, Founder of Jale Kulin Interior Design

ERTUG UCAR

Ertuğ Uçar

Architect, Co-Founder of Teğet Architecture

MEHMET KÜTÜKÇÜOĞLU

Mehmet Kütükçüoğlu

Architect, Co-Founder of Teğet Architecture

HAN TÜMERTEKİN

Han Tümertekin

Architect, Founder of Architects & Han Tümertekin

Melike Altınışık

Melike Altınışık

Architect, Founder of Melike Altınışık Architects (MAA)

WEEK 4: WORKSHOP / PRESENTATION / DISCUSSION

Workshops will comprise the last two weeks of the AURA Summer Academy 2019. Paticipants will be working in groups to imagine and examine future scenarios of Istanbul. In the end, collective presentations and jury critics will be held.

ALİ DUR

Ali Dur

Architect, Designer and Lecturer at Kadir Has University, Founder of DURSTUDIO