Saturday, August 8, 2015

ARCHTHEO '15 / V. Theory of Architecture Conference

ARCHTHEO '15 / IX. Theory and History of Architecture Conference

ARCHTHEO '15 / IX. Theory and History of Architecture Conference Series will focus on the relationship of 'Architecture and Criticism' as an internal part of architectural theory. DAKAM's ARCHTHEO will be held between November 5-7, 2015.

The first of the theory of architecture conference series ARCHTHEO has been held since at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University focusing on the possibility of the theory without the backing of the practice or built environment. The title was, therefore, "Theory for the Sake of the Theory" in an emphatic fashion. In 2012, the discussion centered on the Living and space, the main has been chosen as "House&Home' in particular. ARCHTHEO '13 focused on the two leading roles in architecture, the architect and the so-called 'user' and 'Creativity, Autonomy and Function' has proved to be fruitful discussion theme. Last year, 'Architecture and Text' has been discussed. The conferences, which has the focus on history rather than theory has started even earlier, in 2010. Architecture and Media, Architecture and Art, Interactions in the History, Architecture and Politics have the main themes of the events.
Since 2011, a total of 424 presentations by scholars from different places of the world has been hosted by ARCHTHEO Conferences and nine proceedings and a book of selected papers has been published.
ARCHTHEO is a multi-track conference. Architecture and Criticisim is the main topic of the event, but other topics listed below will also be included in the conference program.


Architect and architectural historian, since 1993 professor of History of Architecture at the Royal Technical University in Stockholm, but from 2015 director of the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. His interests and publications largely concern the formation of architectural culture across long time spans and wide geographical exchanges. In this context he has edited a Swedish translation of Vitruvius De architectura, but also published variously on Ottoman and Islamic architecture. His latest publication, as editor and co-author, is titled Swedish Grace. The forgotten modern (2015). Its topic is Swedish neo-classical architecture of the 1910s and 1920s.

He was born in 1964, in Istanbul. He graduated from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Architecture in 1998. He took his M.arch degree from Istanbul Technical University in 1991. He also received his Ph.D. from the same university. He has taught architectural history and theory courses at MIT. His major field of research is modern art, architecture, architecture in Turkey. Bülent Tanju has been the dean of the Graduate Program in Mardin Artuklu University, Department of Architecture

Received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from ITU faculty of Architecture; Masters of Architecture degree from NCSU College of Design and his PhD degree from ITU at 1999. Promoted to full Professorship in ITU at 2012. Taught architectural design studios and architectural theory courses at ITU between 1992 – 2012 and at NCSU College of Design between 2001-2002 and 2013-2014. Joined MEF University at 2014 and worked to establish the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture as the founding Dean.

Korkmaz has many publications to her credit, which include articles that deal with architectural styles, urbanization, and recent architecture; and interviews on architects and their projects.
Korkmaz has participated in conferences and seminars at various universities and in workshops both in Turkey and abroad. Since 2001 she has been giving several coursesat Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communication.

All submitted papers are subject to double blind peer review. Conference proceedings are going to be available on DVD as e-book and DAKAM's digital library with an ISBN number before the conference and will be sent to be reviewed for inclusion in the "Thomson & Reuters Web of Science's Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholars.

Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 21, 2015
Deadline for registration: Sep 18, 2015
Deadline for full papers submission: Sep 25, 2015

Commenting on Space
Book and architecture
Fiction and Architecture
(This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM)
(This track is connected to the Everyday Life Research Direction of DAKAM)
Historical Perspectives
Social Perspectives
Theoretical Perspectives- Definitions and role of "House" as a theoretical discussion
(This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM)!call-for-papers/c14sd

The conference will be held at Cezayir Meeting Halls.
Hayriye Caddesi 12, Galatasaray, Beyoglu
Cezayir building was built in 1901 as a school by the Italian Workers' Society. The building, with its 2005 renovation, has been transformed into a landmark establishment serving under the Cezayir Garden, Cezayir Lounge and Cezayir Rooms brands on its three floors. Housing a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and meeting rooms as well as providing a wide range of cultural events in its halls.

The scientific committee consists of significant scholars, such as
Prof. Dr. Aydan BALAMIR, Middle East Technical University
Prof. Dr. Aylâ Fatma ANTEL, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Prof. Dr. Axel SOWA, RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Bart LOOTSMA, Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck
Prof. Dr. Gülsüm BAYDAR, Yasar University
Prof. Dr. Ömür BARKUL, Yildiz Technical University
Prof. Dr. Sengül ÖYMEN GÜR, Beykent University
Patrick WEBER, UCL, Storp-Weber-Architecture
Associate Professor Füsun SECER KARIPTAS, Haliç University
Associate Professor Gökçeçiçek SAVASIR, Dokuz Eylül University
Associate Professor Leyla ALPAGUT, Abant Izzet Baysal University
Associate Professor Nese GÜRALLAR, Gazi University
Associate Professor Özen EYÜCE, Bahcesehir University
Associate Professor Dr. Emine GÖRGÜL, Istanbul Technical University
Associate Professor Derya ELMALI SEN, Karadeniz Technical University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Ahmet SEZGIN, Mef University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Efe DUYAN, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Elvan Gökçe ERKMEN, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Ismet OSMANOGLU, Trakya University
Asst Prof. Dr. Margarida BRITO ALVES, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Asst. Prof. Dr. Nilay Ünsal GULMEZ, Bahçesehir University
Asst. Professor Dr. Paola ARDIZZOLA, Antalya International University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Sophia VYZOVITI, University of Thessaly
Asst. Prof. Dr. Suna ÇAGAPTAY, Bahcesehir University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Sebnem UZUNARSLAN, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Dr. Susana ABREU, Universidade do Porto, Department of Philosophy
Macarena DE LA VEGA, Teaching Assistant at the University of Canberra

You can submit your abstract by entering the online registration system at!registration/mainPage


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