Prof. Karl Stocker, ‘the Power of Design’

9 Ekim Salı 12.00-13.30 saatleri arasında 126 nolu salonda Prof. Karl Stocker (University of Graz) ‘the Power of Design’ başlıklı, UNESCO Tasarım Şehirleri Ağına dahil olmuş 7 tasarım şehrinin deneyimlerini, yerel ve uluslararası ölçekte UNESCO ağı ile ilişki kuran/kuracak olan üniversiteler için olasıklar ve işbirlikleri odağında aktaracağı bir konuşma yapacaktır.
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MBB Şehir Konuşmaları: Giuseppe Strappa

Değerli Araştırmacılar,
II. Kentsel Morfoloji Sempozyumu kapsamında 02.10.2018 Cuma günü (saat 09:00) Özel Oturum’da “Urban Morphology Following the Muratori Tradition” başlıklı sunuşunu gerçekleştirecek olan Giuseppe Strappa, sempozyumu takiben Marmara Belediyeler Birliği Şehir Politikaları Merkezi tarafından düzenlenen Şehir Konuşmaları kapsamında 03.10.2018 Cumartesi günü (saat 14:00) “The Ancient City as a Text: Reading Rome as a Matter in Transformation / Bir Metin Olarak Antik Kent: Roma’nın Dönüşümünü Okumakbaşlıklı bir seminer gerçekleştirecektir.

Seminer ile ilgili duyuru ve kayıt bilgilerine Marmara Belediyeler Birliği’nin web sayfasından ulaşabilirsiniz.

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SBP Seminars #8, “Harmony – Key Technologies & Structural Preservation” by Uwe E. Dorka

SBP Seminars #8, “Harmony – Key Technologies & Structural Preservation” by Uwe E. Dorka*
07.05.2018 [12.30] taşkışla 213

In order to preserve historic structures, it is necessary to understand their structural design and performance and preserve both as our technical heritage. Only this will provide a solid basis for any structural intervention, if it is needed at all. Such interventions may require modern key technologies, considering that often enough, such structures are not complete anymore or the ancient builders did not consider certain loads properly, especially earthquakes. Modern key building technologies may not harmonize with ancient ones. Applying them can lead to destruction rather than preservation, as we are now painfully aware. There is no magic potion that ensures this harmony, but for seismic protection of masonry and stone block structures, the Tendon System has a lot of promise. This is demonstrated in applications and research involving the 18th c. AD Collegiata di San Michele in Solofra, Italy, the 12th c. AD bell tower San Giorgio in Trignano, Italy, the 13th c. AD Madrassa in Erzurum, Turkey and the 5th c. BC Temple of Neptune in Paestum, Italy.

* Prof. Dr., Universität Kassel, Germany
Born in 1956, he has master degrees in civil engineering from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany and University of Washington, Seattle, USA. After his doctorate from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in 1988, he obtained post-doc fellowships to research structural control systems for earthquake protection and advanced seismic testing methods at University of Washington, USA, Building Research Inst., Tsukuba, Japan and Universität Innsbruck, Austria. Returning to Germany, he became the head of the structural laboratory at Universität Kaiserslautern. In 1998, he was appointed full professor at Universität Rostock, Germany, and in 2002, he assumed his current position as professor for steel- and composite structures at Universität Kassel, Germany. In 2007, he founded the German Humboldt Alumni Association serving as its president for 10 years. His research is internationally recognized in seismic protection of buildings and bridges using advanced structural systems (seismic control); The simulation of steel-concrete composite structures; Online coupling of numerical models with specimen (hybrid simulation) and ancient building technology.

British Academy Newton Mobility Fund destekli ‘New Urban Agenda and Housing Policy in Istanbul’

British Academy Newton Mobility Fund destekli ‘New Urban Agenda and Housing Policy in Istanbul’ projesi 18 Nisan 2018 Çarşamba günü 11.00 -12.30 saatleri arasında 109 nolu salonda Prof. Dr. Gülden ERKUT’un ‘Culture and Urban Space’ doktora dersi kapsamında verilecek seminerlerle başlayacaktır.
Seminer konuya ilgi duyan tüm öğretim elemanlarımız ve öğrencilerimizin katılımına açıktır.
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SBP Seminars #6, Seminar by Dicle Kızıldere, “Are there local limits to gentrification?”

Gentrification research has long has a pivotal role on urban knowledge production. One of the consequences of this is the emergence of a sizable literature that is pointing out the destructive gentrification processes and effects of it. Yet the current terrain of gentrification research is neither adequate for comprehensive understanding nor to mitigate the negative outcomes of this phenomenon. This necessitates reflecting upon the research framework of gentrification, which is deficient in terms of contextuality and alternative forms of the phenomenon, in a more critical and nuanced way. This presentation will address this gap by converting our lens to limited gentrification process of Tophane neighborhood by focusing on context causalities of ‘unsuccessful’ but ‘resistant’ gentrification stories. Such an exploration not only crucial for providing much needed theoretical and conceptual contribution, but also helping to increase awareness to invisible forms resistance and to discover the ways to resist and limit the spread of gentrification and displacement in the current time that “the domination of capitalist interests continues to shut down alternatives of gentrification” (Lees et al., 2016, p.5).

Seminar on “Revaluating Ecology in Contemporary Landscape Design” by Meltem Erdem Kaya

Ecology, as a field of science, has become one of the integral part of the planning and design disciplines since mid twenties. Growing awareness of local and global environmental decline gave rise to the appreciation of ecology and its implementation in design and planning works. Different channels have been investigating to understand and discover the interface between ecology and design and to find plausible ways to solve environmental defects. Within interdisciplinary design medium, landscape architecture appears to be the most active agent to engage with environment from different pathways. Today, the modes of this engagement is redefined with respect to the changing nature of contemporary city and new demands which further lead a shift in landscape design theory and praxis. This shift underlies an ecological understanding in which ecology is revaluated by designer’s creative mind sets via investigating, managing and manipulating the ecological knowledge to respond current environmental trend. As a part of this revaluating process, this paper aims to discuss the emergence of “representation” of ecology in landscape design and proposes four broad representation modes; approach, technique, analogy and metaphor by reviewing six high profile landscape design cases. With this respect, review of current discourses on design and ecology and examination of case studies are utilized to frame the research method of the study.

Seminar on “Bridging Food Commons and Planning” by Caner Murat Doğançayır

Emerging trends regarding the food supply for urban consumers trigger growing interest of research and policy in urban and regional planning agenda. Alternative food networks (AFN) in this sense became a far-reaching research strand and policy based tool to cope with emerging trends of food supply. Inclusion of AFN concept and practice in spatial planning theory and practice needs a reconceptualization of urban-rural interactions, basically new socio-spatial relations between food producers and consumers. In this regard, food production-consumption relations (alternative food networks), consumer’s practices and attitudes (prosumerism), new assemblages of food communities (short food supply chains) is considered as our framework. So, alliances between citizens and farmers, will be in our scope to relate the theory and practice. We aim to (i) better understand food production-consumption relations (AFNs) and changing consumer’s practices and attitudes (prosumerism) as new movements of food consumers, (ii) analyze connections between farmer organizations and food communities and and (iii) elaborate urban-rural interactions as the capacity for regional rural development. Depending on these objectives I will explore the emerging local AFN initiatives in Istanbul Metropolitan Region and struggles to maintain short food supply chain between producers in rural regions and urban consumers. I will be presenting the empirical results of a qualitative survey on consumer cooperatives practice, expectations and objectives according to our observations and interviews. Considering dimensions as embeddedness, territoriality and governance arrangements, we will be presenting current strengths these initiatives have been developed until now and possible pathways to lead to local food policy in regional scale.