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Avşar Karababa

Assist. Prof. Dr.

Avşar Karababa received her B.Arch degree from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Department of Architecture in 2006. Prior to receiving her MSc degree at Architectural Design Program in ITU with her thesis entitled “Public Sphere as Spatiotemporal Experience”, she studied at Technical University of Eindhoven for six months with Erasmus Student Exchange Programme. She has received her PhD in Architectural Design from ITU with her dissertation entitled “A Transdiscursive Enquiry on Urban Identity” which address ways for understanding and interpreting urban identity within globalization. She has been carrying out phenomenological researches into topics that include culture and power relations as manifested in architecture and urban design. She is also a practicing architect worked at various architectural offices including Teğet Architecture, attended various national and international architectural competitions. She has been a jury member in competitions. She is associated to MEF University at Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, since 2017, as an assistant professor. Her research interests include relations between theory and practice in architectural design and phenomenological studies in architecture and urban design. She is particularly concerned with the social, economic and political parameters of architectural and urban production in a holistic way. In parallel, her research and teaching focus on tools and methods for transformative spatial practices for social and spatial justice, such as common good and participatory processes.

Selected Projects


with TEĞET Architecture 

as project co-director in application project and co-site controller

Yapı Kredi Cultural Center >

Equivalent Prize

Paradox of Continuity and Change in Bushehr as a Persian Gulf City

with Semra Aydınlı

Article for Human Habitation: Architecture, Settlement and Cultural Identity of the Persian Gulf Region research project

MEF FADA Design and Build! Studio Projects 

An Urban Reading in-between Past and Future: Palimpsest Identity

Article Competition for IKSV 2nd International Istanbul Design Biennale, IAPS-CSBE Network Symposium: A Future is not What It Used to Be in Istanbul as a Palimpsest City

Equivalent Prize

Equivalent Prize

with Avcı Architects

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