Ipek Türeli is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture at McGill University. Her research and teaching focus on visual culture, comparative urbanism, and architectural history. She collaborates in design, media, and installation works (www.dmrlab.org). Türeli's research was awarded the Regents Fellowship at UC Berkeley (2002-2007), and external grants by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Middle East Research Competition, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University (2008-2011) and the Aga Khan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Architecture at MIT. Prior to her doctoral studies at UC Berkeley, she gained experience in architectural practice in Turkey and the UK; taught architectural design studio courses at Middle East Technical University in Ankara and at Berkeley, and architectural and urban history and theory courses at Berkeley and Brown. She is the co-editor of Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe?, a book that explores how processes of creative production and exhibition are intertwined with neoliberal urban restructuring. She is currently working on her book manuscript, “Istanbul, Open City: Exhibiting Anxieties of Urban Modernity,” forthcoming from Ashgate.
This lecture is part of the Fall 2013 Draper Architecture Lecture Series, which features CED alumni speakers. The series is funded by the Joan E. Draper Architectural Research Endowment. All lectures take place in 305 Wurster Hall, and are open to the public. Refreshments are provided.