Fridays@4: Ipek Türeli, "Housing for Spatial Justice: Building Alliance Between Women"
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 4:00pm
Fridays@4: Ipek Türeli, "Housing for Spatial Justice: Building Alliance Between Women"

Portland State University School of Architecture proudly welcomes Distinguished Visiting Professor Ipek Türeli, who will present a Fridays@4 talk on Friday, November 9, 2018, titled "Housing for Spatial Justice: Building Alliance Between Women."

This talk will examine how a group of feminist American architects arrived at low-income housing as a form of alternative, experimental practice in the late 1970s. This talk is forthcoming as a chapter in The Routledge Companion to Architecture and Social Engagement. It is included in the recent exhibition “Now What?! Advocacy, Activism & Alliances in American Architecture since 1968” at A+D Museum in Los Angeles (June 2-August 2018).

The Canada Research Chair in Architectures of Spatial Justice at McGill University, Dr. Türeli specializes in the role of architecture in the articulation, mediation, and negotiation of political selves, recognizing not only the agency of the built environment but also of architects. Her current research spans the full range of social engagement in the profession, from the longer history of humanitarian architecture, such as that of religious missionaries, to more recent efforts by contemporary designers to contribute to social movements. Before joining McGill, she focused on visualizations of the city in photography, film, exhibitions, and museums. Her research on Istanbul was awarded the Regents Fellowship at UC Berkeley, and external grants by the Graham Foundation and Middle East Research Competition; the Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Brown University's Department of History of Art and Architecture, and the Aga Khan Fellowship at MIT's Department of Architecture. She is the co-editor of Orienting Istanbul (2010) and Istanbul Nereye? (2011), guest editor of International Journal of Islamic Architecture’s special issue on “Streets of Protest” (March 2013), and author of Istanbul Open City (2017). She is the coordinator of the Research Group on Democracy, Space, and Technology at McGill University. She is a licensed architect in Turkey, and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
McGill University Assistant Professor Ipek Türeli will be in residency as Distinguished Visiting Professor November 7 to 9, 2018. Her visit, rescheduled from May 2018, will include studio discussions with graduate architecture students, critiques, talks with student fellows in the Center for Public Interest Design, and a lecture for the public and student body at Fridays@4 on November 9.

Türeli was one of three Distinguished Visiting Professors at the School of Architecture scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year. Her visit in spring 2018 has been rescheduled to November 2018.

About Fridays@4: Each Friday at 4pm during most of the academic term, PSU School of Architecture students and faculty gather together to hear from professional designers and architects, academics, visiting artists, innovators, and students in the program, with refreshments and updates from faculty and your student leaders. Fridays@4 is a perfect way to wrap up each week of intense creativity in studio, and get inspired for the productive weekend ahead.

We encourage attendees to bring their own beverage cup in order to reduce waste in Shattuck Hall.

Free and open to the public.

Image credit: Women's School of Planning and Architecture participants forming a woman symbol, 1975. From the Women's School of Planning and Architecture Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College (Northampton, Massachusetts), courtesy of Ipek Türeli.

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