November 12-14, 2014

(They are listed in alphabetical order according to the first name)


Caroline Bos

Co-founder, Principle Urban Planner, UN-Studio

Caroline Bos studied History of Art at Birkbeck College of the University of London and Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht. In 1988 she co- founded UNStudio with the architect Ben van Berkel. UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Caroline Bos has taught as a guest lecturer at Princeton University, the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, The Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the Academy of Architecture in Arnhem. In 2012 she was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. She’s also a Registered Urban Designer.



Eric Owen Moss, FAIA

Founder, Principal and Lead designer, Eric Owen Moss Architects; SCI-Arc Director

Eric Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1965. Moss continued his education, earning his Masters of Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, College of Environmental Design in 1968 and a second Masters of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1972.

Moss has held teaching positions at major universities around the world including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and the Royal Academy in Copenhagen. Moss has also been a longtime professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and has served as its director since 2003. He was honored as the 2006 AIA/LA Educator of the Year. Moss was honored with the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. He received the AIA/LA Gold Medal in 2001. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and was a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award for the University of California, Berkeley in 2003. In 2007 he received the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize, recognizing a distinguished history of architectural design, and in 2011 he was awarded the Jencks Award by RIBA



Murat Güvenç, Prof.Dr.

Kadir Has University

Murat Güvenç is a faculty member at Kadir Has University. He was director of Urban Studies Research Centre (USRC), Istanbul Sehir University between 2010-2014.  He is also teaching sociology at Bogazici University. From 2005-2010 he was a professor in graduate program in Architectural Design, Istanbul Bilgi University, where he also worked as one of the main curators of the exhibition entitled “Istanbul 1910-2010: The City, Built Environment and Architectural Culture”, funded by Istanbul 2010, European Capital of Culture Agency. From 1992- 2005, he worked at the Department of City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University. His research focus is on urban sociology and ecology, migration, relational ontology, quantitative methods, historical-urban geography, industrial geography, and Istanbul. Currently he is involved in projects on world migration flows, Turkish internal migration and migrant profiles, and Bursa metropolitan area.


Murat Tabanlıoğlu

Partner, Tabanlıoğlu Architects

After graduating from IEL, he studied architecture at Vienna Technical University. After graduating in 1992 he returned to Istanbul. He founded Tabanlioglu Architects in cooperation with Dr. Hayati Tabanlioglu in Istanbul in 1990. Besides his atelier program at Bilgi University, he lectures at universities and various international platforms and serves as a juror at academic programs and competitions. Murat Tabanlioglu is a Chartered Member of RIBA.



Nuran Zeren Gülersoy, Prof.Dr.

ITU Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Nuran Zeren GULERSOY is the professor of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, graduated as an architect, received her master’s degree (1977) and her doctorate (1981) in urban planning from the same University. She is the Council Member of Europa Nostra and Secretary General of IPHS (International Planning History Society) and President of Europa Nostra Turkey and Vice President of TEMA (Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats).


Süreyya Ciliv

CEO, Turkcell

Süreyya Ciliv is the CEO of Turkcell since January 2007. Before joining to Turkcell, he held executive positions in Microsoft Corporation. In 1997, Ciliv was appointed as the Country Manager for Microsoft Turkey and in 2000 he was promoted to the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA, USA. He held executive positions in the Microsoft Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services Group from 2000 till 2007.

Ciliv was the head of Field Readiness Strategy and Systems Division of Microsoft, before he joined Turkcell. Between 1988 and 1997, Ciliv served respectively as Vice President, President and Chairman of Novasoft Systems, an enterprise document and workflow management company he co-founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He started his business career as a software development engineer at Metagraphics in Massachusetts where he was later promoted to be the director of international sales and marketing. Ciliv has a MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 1983 and BSE degrees in Computer Engineering and Industrial & Operations Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1981.

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