Thursday, June 23, 2016

ARCHTHEO '16 / 10th International Theory and History of Architecture Conference

ARCHTHEO '16 / X. International Theory and History of Architecture Conference

Istanbul, Turkey

Papers will be published in DAKAM's online library and in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBN number), which will be given to you in a DVD box and will be sent to be reviewed in the "Thomson & Reuters WOS' Conference Proceedings Citation Index-CPCI"

Web address:!archtheo/zfxq7
Sponsored by: DAKAM

ARCHTHEO '16 / X. International Theory of Architecture Conference will be held at Nippon Meeting Halls in Istanbul. The conference is coordinated by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center) and will be organized by BILSAS (Science, Art, Sport Productions).
Since 2011, a total of 480 presentations by scholars from different places of the world has been hosted by DAKAM's ARCHTHEO Conferences and ten proceedings books and a book of selected papers have been published.

The first of the theory of architecture conference series ARCHTHEO has been held since 2011 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. In 2014, 'Architecture and Text' has been discussed. Last year, 'Architecture and Criticism' was the main theme. 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.


Abstract submission:
JULY 22, 2016

SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

Full papers submission:
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016


Sibel Bozdogan, Kadir Has University, Harvard University

Sibel Bozdogan holds a professional degree in architecture from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (1976) and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1983). She has taught architectural history and theory courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1986-1991), MIT (1991-1999) and the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (since 2000). She has also served as the Director of Liberal Studies at the Boston Architectural Center (2004-2006) and has taught at the Graduate Architecture Program of Istanbul Bilgi University (2006-2011). Starting in 2014-2015, she has accepted a position to Chair the new Architecture Department of Istanbul Kadir Has University. Her interests span cross-cultural histories of modern architecture and urbanism in Europe, America, Mediterranean and the Middle East with a specialization on Turkey. In addition to numerous articles on these topics, her publications include a monograph on the Turkish architect Sedad Hakki Eldem (1987); an interdisciplinary volume, Rethinking Modernity and National Identity in Turkey (1997) co-edited with Resat Kasaba; her seminal Modernism and Nation Building: Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic (University of Washington Press, 2001) which won the 2002 Alice Davis Hitchcock Award of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Koprulu Book Prize of the Turkish Studies Association; and most recently, Turkey: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion Books, 2012) co-authored with Esra Akcan. In Fall 2010, she curated the 1930-1950 section of the collaborative Istanbul 1910-2010: City, Built Environment and Architectural Culture Exhibition at the Santral Museum, Istanbul Bilgi University. With her research interests refocused on Istanbul's urban history, especially on issues of public space, urban heritage and collective memory, she is currently coordinating the Istanbul portal of the Mellon funded Harvard Urban Humanities Research project led by Eve Blau and Julie Buckler.

Ahmet Ersoy, Bogaziçi University

Ahmet Ersoy is Associate Professor at the History Department at Bo?aziçi University, Istanbul. His research involves the cultural history of the Late Ottoman Empire with a special focus on visuality and its links with rising discourses of locality and authenticity during a period of westernizing change. He is the author of Architecture and the Late Ottoman Historical Imaginary: Reconfiguring the Architectural Past in a Modernizing Empire (2015), and the co-editor, with Vangelis Kechriotis and Maciej Gorny, of Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeastern Europe (1775-1945), vol. III (2010). His publications include "Ottoman Gothic: Evocations of the Medieval Past in Late Ottoman Architecture," in Patrick J. Geary and Gábor Klaniczay (eds) Manufacturing Middle Ages: Entangled History of Medievalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe (2013), and "Architecture and the Search for Ottoman Origins in the Tanzimat Period," in Muqarnas 24 (2007).



- Criticism and History of Architecture
- Architectural Criticism, Critical Theory and 'Critical Architecture'
- Essential Texts on Architectural Theory
- Architect as Author: Texts by the architects

Commenting on Space
- Multidisciplinary Studies on architecture
- A structural relationship between architecture and text
- Traveling, dairies and urban space
- Philosophy and architecture

Book and architecture
- History of architectural publishing
- Book and architecture: Architectural Writing
- Case studies on terminology and points of view
- Definition and concepts by architectural movements or periods


- Design as a Critical Tool
- Architectural History as Critical Practice
- Critical Theory and Space
- Ideology and Architecture
- Architecture and Capitalism
- Reformism and Radicalism
- Architecture and political art
- Controversies, counterparts and confrontations in architecture
(This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM)


- Everyday life, ideology and culture
- Phenomenology and architecture
- Anthropology, locality and 'low' architecture
- Body, movement and space
- Perception, feeling and space
- Metaphors, symbols and people
- Lives of Buildings
- Public and private life
- Objects and interiors
- The problem of scale in architecture
- Buildings, urban life and environment
(This track is connected to the Everyday Life Research Direction of DAKAM)


Prof. Dr. Ahsen Ozsoy- Istanbul Technical University
Prof. Dr. T. Elvan Altan - Middle East Technical University
Prof. Dr. Sibel Bozdogan - Kadir Has University
Prof. Dr. Meral Erdogan - Yildiz Technical University
Prof. Dr. Sema Soygenis- Bahcesehir University
Prof. Dr. Ryadi Adityavarman - Kansas State University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Acalya Allmer- Dokuz Eylül University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erkan Aydintan- Karadeniz Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esin Boyacioglu, Gazi University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Esin Kasapoglu- Istanbul Kültür University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Guido Cimadomo, University of Malaga
Assist. Prof. Dr. Hatice Gunseli Demirkol- Anadolu University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Havva Alkan Bala- Selcuk University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehdi Sabet- Zayed University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Cetin- Kadir Has University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ozlem Parlak Bicer- Erciyes University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebnem Uzunarslan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebnem Yalinay Cinici- Istanbul Bilgi University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yasemen Say Ozer- Yildiz Technical University
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yonca Kosebay Erkan- Kadir Has University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Aysegul Kuruc- Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Yildiz Aksoy- Istanbul Ayd?n University
Assist. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Halu- Yeditepe University
Research Assistant Dr. Erdem Ceylan- Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Alessia Riccobono- Köln International School of Design, Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Manfredi Saeli, University of Palermo
Sabine Storp- Bartlett School of Architecture, Ucl, Storp-Weber-Architecture


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