Interdisciplinary Research Program – TUDelft Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
UD-TT Lecture Series—Territories of Accumulation—Session 3

Within the framework of:

Section of Urban Design
Delta Urbanism Research Group
Graduation Studio—Transitional Territories
(Joint Studio with AA, Diploma Unit 9, Third Territorial Attractor)

Curated by:
Nikos Katsikis

Convened by:
Nikos Katsikis and Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Section of Urban Design—TUDelft



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The Transitional Territories lecture series explores the agency of design as a mode of investigation and reflexive transformation of the ever-changing interrelations between natural processes, societal practices, and (geo)political frameworks. The 2021-2021 edition introduces as an investigative lens the notion of accumulation broadly conceived: as a material process of anthropogenic transformation of the earth, but also as a process of – often unequal – social and ecological (re)organisation. From the ecopolitics and hydropolitics of accumulation, to its multi-scalar metabolisms, the series aims to offer critical insights around the state and agency of the territorial project within the pressing context of the climate crisis and the associated social and ecological tensions.

Session 3

09 December 2021

17:00—18:00 CET


Neyran Turan

Neyran Turan is an architect and a founding partner at NEMESTUDIO. She is currently an associate professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of California-Berkeley. Her work focuses on alternative forms of environmental imagination within architecture and their capacity for new aesthetic and political trajectories within architecture and urbanism. She holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of Environmental Design from Yale University School of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University. Neyran is founding chief-editor of the Harvard GSD journal New Geographies and is the editor-in-chief of New Geographies 0 and New Geographies: After Zero. Her recently published book ‘Architecture as Measure’ (ACTAR, 2020) has been awarded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Turan has been the curator of the Pavilion of Turkey in the 2021 Venice Biennale 17th International Architecture Exhibition.

After Territory Symposium / Inland-Seaward End-of-Cycle Exhibition – Transitional Territories Studio and Research
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