BArch (Istanbul Technical University)
AA Diploma (Architectural Association, School of Architecture)
PhD (UC Berkeley)
ipek [dot] tureli [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Ipek Türeli’s research and teaching focus on visual culture, comparative urbanism, and architectural history. She collaborates in design, media, and installation works (www.dmrlab.org). Her research was awarded the Regents Fellowship at UC Berkeley (2002-2007), and external grants by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Middle East Research Competition, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University (2008-2011) and the Aga Khan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islamic Architecture at MIT. Prior to her doctoral studies at UC Berkeley, she gained experience in architectural practice in Turkey and the UK; taught architectural design studio courses at Middle East Technical University in Ankara and at Berkeley, and architectural and urban history and theory courses at Berkeley and Brown. She is the co-editor of Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe?, a book that explores how processes of creative production and exhibition are intertwined with neoliberal urban restructuring. She is currently working on her book manuscript, “Istanbul, Open City: Exhibiting Anxieties of Urban Modernity,” forthcoming from Ashgate.
Seminars and lectures
ARCH 521 Structure of Cities, Winter 2013
ARCH 684 Contemporary Theory 1, Fall 2012
Architectural design studios
ARCH 406 Design and Construction 4, Winter 2013
ARCH 304 Design and Construction 2, Winter 2012
"Istanbul in Black and White: Cinematic Memory," Freer and Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian) in the special dossier 'Cinematic Urbanism' - an online component of Ars Orientalis 42 (October 2012).
“'Small' Architectures, Walking and Camping in Middle Eastern Cities” in International Journal of Islamic Architecture, 2.1 (March 2013): 5-38(34).
Current research project
Building Architectural Networks: American Missionary Schools in the Eastern Mediterranean
Funding: Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC, Quebec Fund for Research, Society and Culture) grant in the amount of $39,600 (April 2013).