The School of Architecture Welcomes Professor Mine Ozkar as a Visiting Scholar

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The School of Architecture welcomes Professor Mine Ozkar as a visiting scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year. Professor Ozkar is currently working on a research project which both documents and reinterprets traditional building construction practices through a combination of historical and computational methods. During her visit, Professor Ozkar will be affiliated to the SoA’s Computational Design Laboratory (Code Lab), where she will collaborate with Professor Daniel Cardoso Llach and participate in several of the Computational Design program’s academic and research initiatives.

Professor Ozkar is a Professor of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, and the coordinator, since 2018, of the graduate program in Architectural Design Computing. Collaborating with design professionals, computer scientists, and art historians, her research focuses on visual, spatial, and material aspects of design computation — as well as on their integration to foundational design education. In some of her previous work she has interpreted the history and theory of progressive pedagogy in art and design from a computational perspective. She is the author of Rethinking Basic Design in Architectural Education (Routledge, 2017) and the co-editor of Shaping Design Teaching (Aalborg University Press, 2012). Professor Ozkar co-chaired CAADFutures 2017 in Istanbul, is a member of the editorial board of Nexus Network Journal on architecture and mathematics, and previously served on the elected editorial board for ACADIA International Journal of Architectural Computing.