Neyran Turan Promoted to Associate Professor

18 Sep, 2020

Neyran Turan Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Neyran Turan who has been promoted to Associate professor of Architecture!

Neyran is a partner at NEMESTUDIO. NEMESTUDIO, also founded by Mete Sonmez, is an architectural office that produces work ranging from buildings and installations to speculative projects in various scales. The office's work draw upon unconventional collisions of architectural problems such as form, representation and materiality with the broader concerns of the city, environment, and geography. NEMESTUDIO received the 2016 Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects, 2016 Architect's Newspaper's Best of Design Award (First Prize) in Architectural Representation (New York), among others, and has been featured in various design magazines and platforms including Wallpaper*, ICON magazine, New Geographies, RevistaPLOT, and Architect's Newspaper.

Turan's work draws on the relationship between geography and design to highlight their interaction for new aesthetic and political trajectories within architecture and urbanism. Her current work speculates on the role of architectural representation in relation to climate change and on new conceptions of the ordinary and the familiar in architecture. Turan also received a Graham Foundation Award for her research on the German architect Mathias Ungers (2013). Her current book project, Geographic Istanbul: Episodes in the History of a City’s Relationship with its Landscape, focuses on a specific reading of the Bosphorus Strait of the twentieth-century Istanbul in the context of the relationships it presents among geography, politics and urbanism.

Turan is the founding chief-editor of the Harvard Graduate School of Design journal New Geographies, which focuses on contemporary issues of urbanism and architecture, and is the editor-in-chief of the first two volumes of the journal: New Geographies 0 (2008) and New Geographies: After Zero (2009).