Praxis of urban peacebuilding in Famagusta Cyprus

I would like to thank Cyprus Network of Urban Morphology, and organizing committee for inviting me to share my experience and thoughts on urban peace-building. Over 9 years, we tried to generate as a multi-communal movement and to introduce the parameters of establishing a peace infrastructure set forth by the ecocity principles. Our efforts have…

Students meet Advisors- Awards meet Education

Very exciting to be part of growing architecture community: Inspireli awards provide a large laboratory to exercise new ideas and take part in an inclusive virtual education platform. On today’s live talk “Students meet Advisors- Awards meet Education- we had a chance to discuss their projects with amazing future architects. Bugün farklı kıtalardan ve farklı…

The 10th Annual Eurasian Peace Science Conference

Turkish Text follows / Türkçe metin alttadır It felt amazing to come together with peace scholars around the world at the 10th Annual Eurasian Peace Science Conference during these haptic times!It was an honor to present my insights at the roundtable “Urban Peacebuilding in Times of a Pandemic” chaired by Dan Miodownik (The Hebrew University…

Inspireli Awards community grows

Inspireli Awards community grows with new entries and always happy to provide feedback to the architecture students all over the world. For sure competitions supply wide laboratory to exercise new ideas, take place in a larger architecture community and it is very important for an architecture student’s progress in our profession. I wish all the…

The 75th anniversary of the Fulbright program

Fulbright programının 75. yıldönümünü kutlamasına Amerikan Elçiliği tarafından özel konuşmacı olarak davet edilmekten onur duydum. Nazik daveti ve misafirperverliği için Büyükelçi Judith Garber ve ekibine bir kez daha teşekkür ederim. Program benim için dünyadaki en prestijli burslardan birinden daha fazlası oldu. Bunu, yalnızca karşılıklı anlayışı değil, aynı zamanda barış inşası da teşvik eden entelektüel özgürlüğe…

Advocating for “Green Renaissance” at Voxeurop

Thanks to Chloé Emmanouilidis from VoxEurop for this piece. We are a group of people (Famagusta Ecocity Project)who loves nature, who believes we need to take an action for climate crisess, who knows that peace is only way for sustainable human existence- especially on a small island. We study based on science and facts and…

Peace Building for Cyprus in New York City

I was given the opportunity to teach an advanced architectural design studio (Arch401), together with distinguished Professor Dagmar Richter, at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture as a Fulbright visiting scholar during the 2020 spring semester. I feel honored to have celebrated one of our students winning the Michael Hollander Drawing Excellence Award with his transforming “Nicosia Airport into a Gray…

Bölünmüşlük Barış Getirmez

Bölünmüşlük barış getirmez, sınırlar insanları birleştirmez. İnsan doğaya hükmedemez ve empati yoksunluğumuz yükseldikçe, böylesi bir ortamda barış düzeni oluşturmak daha da zorlaşır. Hem doğa hem de insanla olan savaşlarla talan edilmiş, bölünmüş hiçbir düzen ve mekânsal düzlem, parça parça reformlarla kurgulandığı zaman, uzlaştırıcı bir zemine dönüşmez… Dr. Alexandra Novosseloff ile “Kıbrıs’ta BM Barış Gücü’nin (UNFICYP)…

On-the-line semester of an architectural design studio

One morning, we all woke up into a world that has been challenged with Covid-19 pandemic. The virus has forced each one of us to reconsider our habits, food chain, health services, transportation, living spaces as well as our education. Although many people across the word have reacted as well as anticipated quite unknown future,…

My new article on place attachment

»Click to download the article The process of developing an emotional nexus between the self and an uncanny geography: An autoethnography Ceren Boğaç Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Architecture, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Via Mersin 10, Turkey   Abstract In this paper, I aim to explore my nexus with a prohibited place and its emotional meaning,…

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…