Other Professional Activities

Keynote Speech(s)

“Divided Cities in Conflict- Urban Peacebuilding”, Organised by: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Jerusalem, & Israel-Palestine Creative Regional Initiatives (IPCRI), Home for Cooperation, Nicosia, Cyprus, 14 October 2018

“The Famagusta Ecocity Project: The Story and the Principles” (together with Christina Elia and Fiona Mullen), The “Journey” International Summer School, Organized by: Cyprus University of Technology and Climate-KIC, Limassol, Cyprus, 05 July 2017 

“Attachment to the Frozen Crises”, Joint Master Seminar S3: “Crisis Architecture – 2 / Relation Nature – City: Permanent crisis situation”, Organized by: Hepia, part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland, 01 – 05 December 2014

“The Famagusta Ecocity Project: Turning a Fragmented City and Ghost Town into a Vibrant and Unified Model of Ecology and Peace”, 13th Annual Canova International Architect Encounter, Organized by: Canova Association, Domodossola, Italy, 26 – 30 June 2014

“The Fracture and Destruction of the Memory of a City and a New Hope: Famagusta Ecocity Project”, Reviving Famagusta, From Ghost Town to Eco-city? Conference, London School of Economics, Organized by: Hellenic Observatory European Institute and LSE Cotemporary Turkish Studies, Shaw Library,  London, UK, Friday 21 February 2014

Post-Graduate Response (together with Ali Tanrıkul & Yara Saifi) for “Community, Collaboration & Communication in the Design Studio” paper by Noam Austerlitz & Avigail Sachs, International Architectural Education panel, Design Studios Teaching Practices, Organized by: Open House International Journal, Famagusta/ North Cyprus, 2006

“Architecture and Utopia: Brutal City”, Student Meeting 8.5, Arkitopya, Organized by: Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2004

Organization Committee Work(s)

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Committee Member: Eastern Mediterranean University International Design Week (EMU INT-DW), Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2018

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Assistant Coordinator: “Risky Travels” Sculpture Exhibition, Paphos 2017 European Capital of Culture, Cyprus, 2017

Committee Member: MOBBİG (Turkish Republic and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Architecture Schools Department Chairs Communication Group) 43, Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Architecture, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2016

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Committee Member: Housing Education, Research & Advisory Center (HERA-C), Housing Talks I, “A room of one’s own”, Invited speakers Hüseyin Özinal & Neşe Yaşın, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2014

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Committee Member: International Conference: “Meaning of Architecture for Communities in Transformation” INTBAU Cyprus, Nicosia, North Cyprus, 2013

Committee Member: Housing Congress III: Housing in Cyprus: Planning, Design and Implementation in North Cyrus, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Architecture & Cyprus Chamber of Turkish Architects, Nicosia, North Cyprus, 2012

Local Committee Member: AicE-Bs 2011 Famagusta, cE-Bs© Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia & Co- Host: EMU Urban Research & Development Centre, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2011

Team Leader: Border-Land New Social Housing International Workshop at Master Level, Team Leader of PhD Helping Cruise, HERA-C Eastern Mediterranean University Famagusta/ North Cyprus & Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, 2009

Committee Member: Medi-triology 2, International Gazimağusa Symposium, Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2007

Committee Member: International Summer School, Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2005

Committee Member: MOBBİG (Turkish Republic and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Architecture Schools Department Chairs Communication Group) 16, Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Architecture, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2003

Coordinator (with Netice Yıldız): Exhibition “A section from Turkish Cypriot Artists Baki Boğaç, Feridun Işıman, İnci Kansu, Güner Pir, Emel Samioğlu”, For the occasion of MOBBİG 16, Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 20

Institutional Representation(s)

Representing EMU Department of Architecture: MOBBİG (Turkish Republic and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Architecture Schools Department Chairs Communication Group) 39 ‘Çokluk’, İstanbul Bilgi University , İstanbul, Turkey, November 2014

Representing Yeniboğaziçi Municipality: Cittaslow International Assembly, Vaals,  Alphen-Chaam, Midden-Delfland, Netherlands, 18-22 June 2014

Representing Yeniboğaziçi Municipality: Cittaslow International Assembly, Seherihisar/ Turkey, 06-09 June 2013

Workshop(s)

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Workshop Executor (with Yonca Hürol, Kağan Günçe, Afet Coşkun and Nevter Zafer Cömer):  “A Story of a House in the Walls”, 7th International Design Week, Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Architecture, Famagusta/ North Cyprus, 2017

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Representative of The Famagusta Ecocity Project: “A Famagusta Workshop”, Organized by EMU Department of Architecture for İstanbul Technical University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, The project 3, Regional Analysis and Development Scenarios, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2014

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Workshop Executor (with Asu Tozan): “Design by Nature: Biomimetics”, 2. International Design Week, Eastern Mediterranean University Faculty of Architecture, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2014

Workshop Executor (with Üstün Alsaç and Yonca Hürol): International Gazimağusa Symposium, Medi-Trilogy, Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus, 2004

Workshop Participant: LabPlace İstanbul, Workshop executors: Pelin Tan, Zühre Sözeri, 1st Istanbul Architecture Festival organized by Arkitera Architecture Center, İstanbul, Turkey, 2004

Poster Presentation(s)

Poster Presentation (with Üstün Alsaç and Pınar Alsaç): “Famagusta Utopias”, UIA World Congress of Architecture, İstanbul, Turkey, 2005

Competition(s)

Participant (with Şebnem Önal Hoşkara, Esra Can Akbil, Mohsen S. Far, Amir Rashidi & Koorosh  Ghotb- Group Entopia): Urban Intervention: The Howard S. Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space: INVOID FORUM Project, AIA Seattle, Next 50 Seattle Center 2012, Seattle Centre, Seattle, USA, 2012

Competition in  Sand Sculpture with Yara Saifi, Deniz Sarı and Barçın Boğaç 2009

III. Sand Sculpture Festivalö Eastern Mediterranean University  Departments of:  Interior Architecture, Industrial Design, and Visual Arts & Visual Communication Design together with EMU-Activity Center, 31st May 2009, Famagusta/ North CYPRUS

Competition in Construction of Structures Using Wood participation with Ahmet M. Saymanlıer and Ali Tanrıkul 2006

Bergen International Wood Festival,  Bergen/ NORWAY

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