Love of place: Emotional engagements and psychological process

Published conference proceedings.   Bogac, C. (2019). ‘Love of place: Emotional engagements and psychological process’, Environmental Psychology: Humans in their surrounding world, 4th EFPSA Conference, Kampus Hybernská, Prague Czech Republic,ISBN 978-80-263-1554-4, pp.13-18   Abstract Through the perspective of my multiple selves, as an architect and environmental psychology scholar, with this study I want to develop an…

Emekli NASA astronotu Dr. Anna Fisher ile tanışmak / Meeting with retired NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher

NASA’nın ilk kadın astronot sınıfının üyesi ve uzaydaki ilk anne olan, emekli NASA astronotu Dr. Anna Fisher ile tanışmak büyük bir zevkti! Bugün Amerikan Elçiliği’nin davetlisi olarak onunla ve Kıbrıs’ta gelecek nesil kadın liderliğini güçlendirmek için çalışan diğer 9 harika kadınla bir araya geldik. Yaptığımız toplantıda, kadın liderliğinde başarıya nasıl ilham verebileceğimize dair zorlukları ve…

In Between: Visions from Contested Cities

As various peace activists and scholars, we discussed various visions and practice of bringing change to contested spaces of Belfast, Jerusalem, Nicosia and Sarajevo. I would like to thank the Davis Institute for International Relations of the Hebrew University and the Center for Regional Initiatives (IPCRI), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Ireland Palestine Representatives for…

Memory Landscapes of Famagusta

Today I talked with Maya Filippopoulou, Editor in chief of 360 Degrees News program, Alpha TV Greece, about memory landscapes of Famagusta and the ontological meaning of the city’s fragmentation for both communities. We also discussed about future projections through the facts regarding to the ecological threats. I would like to thank to her and…

Emotions within Architecture (podcast)

Talking about the phenomenon of love is a difficult theme for each subject, not only for architecture. In this podcast, I wanted to develop a short account on love and place. »Soundcloud link

Avrupa’nın çözülmemiş en uzun çatışması / The longest unresolved conflict on the Europe

İtalyan minet-TV ile Avrupa kıtasında çözülmemiş en uzun çatışma ve en uzun süredir devam eden BM barış gücü misyonlarından biri haline gelen “Kıbrıs sorunu” üzerine konuştuk. Röportajda, adada sahip olduğumuz ortak mirası, Mağusa’nın güzelliklerini ve çalışmaktan ve dillendirmekten hiç vazgeçmeyeceğim kalıcı barış arzumu bir kez daha vurguladım. Yayın editörü Christine Helfer’e raporunda bana da yer…

Sustainability in the Island of Cyprus

I would like to thank Xanat Meza for featuring me in her “Report of Sustainability in the Island of Cyprus”! Thanks for covering the example of the Therapeutic Community Agia Skepi, a cultural garden which is created by Emily Markides, the inspiration behind the Famagusta Ecocity Project. Click for the Japanese version of the article…

Urban peace building with community

Yesterday I was together with a group of International Relations and Global Politics students from the American University of Rome, who were in Cyprus for a study visit with their professors Irene Caratelli and Cecilia Sottilotta. I am happy to share the FamagustaEcocityProject‘s vision for an integrated and sustainable city, as well as our approach for…

Meeting with the Kettering Foundation

Today I had a very productive and inspiring meeting with Ramon E. Daubon and Randall Nielsen from Kettering Foundation, Janice Nielsen, and amazing Jessica Hench, from the International EcoPeace Community (ESTIA) and Ecocity Project.  We discusses about the concept of economic citizenship which encompasses the related notion of environmental citizenship. We talked about our common…

Divided cities in conflict- Urban peacebuilding

I am honoured to share my vision and experience about urban peacebuilding with a delegation of Palestinians and Israelis, who were leading figures from various fields, including urban planning and architecture, journalism and academia. We discussed our learning from the divided cities of Cyprus to inspire future solutions for Jerusalem. The project was developed by…

“Reunifying Cyprus: Hopes and fears, 44 years” France 24

Thanks to France 24 for giving us part in their report. Special thanks to Raphaëlle Vivent and Guillaume Chamerat ! We are honoured to be in this review as a Eco-city Project team, who are dedicated to build a peaceful and sustainable co-existence together in Cyprus. We would also like to thank to all our supporters…

Building a peaceful co-existince together

How can we empower the voice of the people for the unification of Cyprus? How can we show two communities that unlike the “deadlock”, something different, something sustainable can be done in this island? We talked about our inspirations, strategies and will to build a peaceful co-existince together in Cyprus with Raphaelle Vivent from news…