For Immediate Release
Marge d’Wylde | College of Environmental Design
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9 February 2016
Image: Museum of Lost Volumes project courtesy of Neyran Turan.
Berkeley—Neyran Turan joins the College of Environmental Design (CED) Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley as an Assistant Professor.
The Department of Architecture welcomes our newest faculty member Neyran Turan. She is a founding partner at NEMESTUDIO. Department Chair Tom Buresh remarked, “On behalf of the faculty, I am pleased to welcome Neyran Turan as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture where her considerable experience, knowledge and talent will bring real distinction to her and the department.”
Turan’s work draws on the relationship between geography and design highlighting their interaction for new aesthetic and political trajectories within architecture and urbanism. Her current research focuses on questions of representation, matter and resource in relation to climate change and on creating new concepts of the ordinary and the familiar in architecture.
Turan’s recent projects include her installation STRAIT, which was on view at the SALT gallery in Istanbul in May-August 2015, her speculative design project Museum of Lost Volumes (2015), for which she received an Honorable Mention Award in Blank Space: When Architecture Tells a Story Competition (New York, 2015), and her project Matters Around Architecture, which was on view at the Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015). “Neyran is deeply engaged in global discussions regarding architecture and urbanism and their relationship to environmental and cultural concerns,” said Tom Buresh. “I am confident she will help fuse design thinking and production with cultural agency and reflection.”
She was the founding chief-editor of the Harvard Graduate School of Design journal New Geographies. The publication focuses on contemporary issues of urbanism and architecture. Other recent publications include Measure for the Anthropecene (2016), How Do Geographic Objects Perform? (2015), Museum of Lost Volumes (2015) and Superflat (2015).
NEMESTUDIO, founded by Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez, is an architectural office that produces work ranging from installations to buildings and landscapes. The work of the office has been recently featured at various design magazines and platforms including RevistaPLOT, Artwort, ItsNiceThat, Socks, Designboom, and the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Prior to her arrival at CED this spring, Turan was Assistant Professor at Rice University’s School of Architecture. She holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University, a Master of Environmental Design from Yale University’s School of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University.