Experience(s)

2016 (July) – Present

Geçitkale Municipality & EMU Faculty of Architecture: CittaSlow Network Participation Process

Project Consultant

Geçitkale/ North Cyprus

After Yeniboğaziçi, the first Cittaslow of North Cyprus, many municipalities in the region showed their commitment to improving the quality of life in cities by slowing down its overall pace and started the process to  join the Cittaslow network. Another group of volunteer academic members of EMU Faculty of Architecture consulting the Geçitkale municipality through the process.

Consultants from EMU: Prof. Dr. Uğur Ulaş Dağlı (team leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özlem Olgaç Türker, Assist. Prof.Dr. Ceren Boğaç.

2014 (January) – Present 

Famagusta Ecocity Project 

Team Member

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

The Famagusta Ecocity Project aims to ultimately turn all of Famagusta into Europe’s model Ecocity. The project will be a multi-track approach to environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and peace building. Those involved will be local and international architects, permaculture designers, economists, business owners, urban planners, horticulturists, engineers, artists.

Ecocity Project Webpage

2013 (October) – Present

Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University

Vice Chair

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Main activities: Administrative work regarding to the all department facilities.

»click for the department’s web-page

2012 (October) – Present

Yeniboğaziçi Municipality & EMU Department of Architecture: CittaSlow Network Participation Process

Project Consultant

Yeniboğaziçi/ North Cyprus

The inspiration of Cittaslow was the Slow Food organization. Cittaslow’s goals include improving the quality of life in cities by slowing down its overall pace, especially in a city’s use of spaces and the flow of life and traffic through them. With the cooperation of EMU and Yeniboğaziçi Municipality, a volunteer group of academicians from Department of Architecture are consulting to the ‘Yeniboğaziçi Cittaslow Committee’ about: Energy and Environmental Policy, Infrastructure Policies, Quality of Urban Life Policies (main focus), Agricultural, Touristic and Artisan Policies  Policies for Hospitality, Awareness and Training, Social Cohesion and Partnerships.n 9th of November 2013 Yeniboğaziçi has became the first cittaslow city of Cyprus.

2012 (October) – Present

Housing Education, Research & Advisory Center of Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University

Board Member

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Director: Assist. Prof. Dr. Kağan Günçe

Center of EMU Faculty of Architecture in its process of taking the place it deserves on international platforms by way of following the economic, socio-cultural and scientific framework in the housing fields, utilizing and contributing to the; research area, the ‘Formation of Habitable and Sustainable Housing and Living Environments’ which would be able to respond the users’ needs and requirements.

»click for the faculty’s web-page

2012 (September) – 2013(September)

Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University

Programme Leader of Master of Science in Architecture

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Main activities: Evaluating Post- Graduate applications, thesis proposals etc. Corresponding and informing Post-Graduate students, applicants and supervisors during post-graduate process.

2011 (September) – Present

Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University

Assistant Professor Doctor

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Main activities: Teaching Architectural Design Studio VI (Urban Design) and Architectural Design Studio VII, Introduction to Art & Design courses at the undergraduate level. Teaching Interdisciplinary Workshop courses at the post-graduate level.

2010 (September) – 2011 (September) (1 year 1 month)

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague

Visiting Scholar

Prague/ Czech Republic

Research topic: ‘Active Learning Methodologies and Intercultural Dialogue in a Research Design Studio’.

Head of the Studio: Matthias Rick (from Raumlabor Berlin  www.raumlabor-berlin.de)

2010 (May) – Present

The Urban Research & Development Center (URDC) of Eastern Mediterranean University

Board Member

2013 August- 2014 March

Acting Director

2011 (November)- 2013 August

Vice Director

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Former Director: Prof. Dr. Derya Oktay

Center to provide an academic forum for contributions to the quality of urban environment in order to promote sustainable urban settlements, to stimulate research on local urban and regional issues in Cyprus for and on behalf of other parties, to pursue development and application activities in line with its aims, to make consultancy services available for the public and private sector, to collaborate with the institutions of similar interest both at the local and international levels, to establish inter-disciplinary links at national and international levels, and to evoke sensitivity amongst local people concerning urban environmental issues.

»click for the center’s web-page

2010 (January) – 2011 (January) (1 year 1 month)

Interpeace & Cyprus 2015 Initiative in partnership with the United Nations

Sustainable Development Stakeholder Panel, Construction Working Group Member

Nicosia/ North Cyprus

“Navigating the Paradigm Shift Challenges and opportunities for the two communities of Cyprus, in the search for sustainable patterns of economic and social development” Project.

2010 (February)– 2011 (February) (1 year 1 month)

MekanPerest – Architecture, Environment and Construction Newspaper

Assistant Project Coordinator

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Social responsibility project of Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University (distributor: Havadis Newspaper)

Editor: Prof. Dr. Naciye Doratlı

»click to read  issues (in Turkish)

2010 (February)– 2011 (February) (1 year 1 month)

MekanPerest – Architecture, Environment and Construction Newspaper

Graphic Designer

Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Social responsibility project of Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University (distributor: Havadis Newspaper)

Editor: Prof. Dr. Naciye Doratlı

»click to see the cover pages

2009 – 2010 (1 year)

Doctor (Part-time Instructor)

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Main activities: Teaching Architectural Design Studio VI (Urban Design) and VII, Introduction to Art & Design, and Graphic Communication II courses. Responsibilities: Exam preparation, schedule development and grading of my students.

2008 (June) – 2010 (June) (2 year 1 month)

European Union

Project Coordinator

Nicosia/ North Cyprus,

London/ UK

Brussels/ Belgium

Manchester/ UK

Malta/ Malta

Non-Profit Project based on ‘Gender Equalities and Discrimination’ at The European Commission, Bringing the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union, Promotion of Youth Exchanges and Other People-To-People Contacts. European Union funded project.

2007 2010 (3 years)

Department of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University

Part-time Instructor

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Main activities: Teaching Human and Socio-Cultural Factors, Architectural Design Studio VI (Urban Design) and VII, Introduction to Art & Design, and Graphic Communication II courses. Responsibilities: Exam preparation, schedule development and grading of my students.

2008 (3 months)

Private House Project

Freelance Architect

Iskele/ North Cyprus

Client: Rüçhan and Mazhar Cilasın

2007 (3 months)

Private House Project

 

Freelance Architect

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Client: Jun Li and Cheng Chang Zheng

2002 (September) 2007 (September) (5 years 1 month)

Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University

 

Full time PhD Research Assistant and Assistant Graduate Studies Coordinator of the Faculty

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Main activities: Teaching Urban Design Studio, Human and Socio-Cultural Factors, Graphic Communication I and II courses, Architectural Research. Responsibilities: Exam preparation, schedule development and grading of my students. Organizing Post-Graduate applicants’ meetings with committee members, voting for evaluating Post-graduate applicants, attending and reporting Post-Graduate meetings, corresponding and informing Post-Graduate students and applicants.

2005 (3 months)

Private House Project

Freelance Architect

Nicosia/ North Cyprus

Client: Kaan and Sadun Aytaçoglu

2001 (February)– 2002 (September) (1 year 8 months)

Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University

Full time Masters Research Assistant, Assistant Graduate Studies Coordinator of the Faculty

Famagusta/ North Cyprus

Main activities: Teaching Design Studio I and II, Graphic Communication I and II courses, and Architectural Research. Responsibilities: Exam preparation, schedule development and grading of my students. Organizing Post-Graduate applicants’ meetings with committee members, voting for evaluating Post-graduate applicants, attending and reporting Post-Graduate meetings, corresponding and informing Post-Graduate students and applicants. As administrative assistant, helping department making task division between the research assistants, student registration to the courses, helping administration during the organization of any academic activities; such as summer school, conferences, seminars etc.

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