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SEDA KURT ŞENGÜN

MSci Landscape Architect (ITU BLArch 2008, ITU MSci Arch 2014).
Adjunt Professor at ITU Architecture Faculty Landscape Architecture Department (2022).
Biodiversity, Soil, Plants and Geography Enthusiast.
Founder at BÜRO SEDA KURT ŞENGÜN (2020) & Co-Founder at PARCH (2017)

In 2008, she graduated from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture Landscape Architecture Department and she completed her master's degree thesis entitled with 'Yitik Alanın Peyzajı / Landscape of Lost Spaces' that focuses on heterotopia, non-place, the third landscape, terrain vague and photography in Istanbul Technical University (ITU) Architectural Design Programme with her supervisor Hüseyin Kahvecioğlu in 2014. During the period she has been at École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon as a guest scientific in France (2013). Her articles published on architectural publications such as Betonart, XXI, Arredamento, Arkitera and she has been invited by architects, academics and universities in Turkey for talks, reviews or interviews about landscape culture, architecture and nature. She was selected among the short list of architectural design offices at Turkey with PARCH as a co-founder / author for the projects of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Seda has many project awards in the scope of competitions about landscape / architecture / urban design, such as, Equivalent 1st Prize (2018) from a national competition of Lüleburgaz Municipality Tosbağa Creek City Park Project in collaboration with PARCH, 1st Prize (2015) from Düzce University Konuralp Campus Project with Atelye 70, 2nd Prize (2021) from Karapınar Ges Scada Project with Yalin Architectural Design. She has independent researches which has been accepted by international scientific committees; Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s) Portugal (2014), Eurau Alicante Spain (2018), IFLA World Norway (2019), IFLA Europe Turkey (2019). She has been invited at 2018 as a member of principal jury committee of the UCTEA Chamber of Landscape Architects Turkey for the 10th National Landscape Architecture Professional Awards. Between 2016-2021, Seda worked as a part-time adjunt professor at architecture studios, including MEF University and Bilgi University Architecture Departments.

Currently, she has been invited as an adjunt professor to conduct 3rd semester ITU Landscape Architecture Studio I, also working with PARCH which is primarily working on design, research & publishing mostly on landscape/architecture interface issues and BÜRO SEDA KURT ŞENGÜN which is a landscape architecture practise develops projects that focus on the common life of living organisms including human, with the knowledge of architecture, planning, ecological integrity with a holistic approach in experience of various scales.

AWARDS
2021 3RD MENTION PRIZE with PARCH. Avlu / Courtyard. Salgınlar ve Sağlık Emekçilerini Anma Mekanı Tasarım Yarışması, ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY, TR.
Broadcast Media Link: Arkitera.com

2021 SHORT-LISTED DESIGN TEAM with PARCH. Salgınlar ve Sağlık Emekçilerini Anma Mekanı Tasarım Yarışması, ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY, TR.
Official Municipality Link: Konkur Istanbul

2021 2ND PRIZE with YALIN MİMARLIK. Karapınar GES SCADA Headquarters Competition by KALYON CONSTRUCTION, TR.
Official Company Link: Kalyon PV

2020 2ND MENTION PRIZE with PARCH. Köprüler, Vinçler, Ağaçlar ve Kuşlar / Bridges, Cranes, Trees, Birds: Haliç Waterfront Design(6th Region) Competition by ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY, TR.
Official Link: Istanbul Chamber of Architects

2020 3RD MENTION PRIZE with YALIN MİMARLIK. Erenköy Psychiatric Hospital Architectural Competition, MINISTRY OF HEALTH, TR.
Official Link: Istanbul Chamber of Architects

2020 EQUIVALENT MENTION PRIZE with PARCH. Hasat Okulu / Harvest School. Structure Design Competition Professional Category by CEMENT INDUSTRY EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATION (CEIS) TR.
Official Link: Cement Industry Employers' Association

2020 SHORT-LISTED DESIGN TEAM with PARCH. Haliç Waterfront Design Projects Competition, ISTANBUL METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY, TR.
Official Link: Istanbul Chamber of Architects

2018 EQUIVALENT 1ST PRIZE with PARCH. Ağaçlar, Bostanlar, Köprüler, Kovanlar / Trees, Gardens, Bridges, Hives: An Earth Module: Tosbağa Creek Urban Design Competition by LULEBURGAZ MUNICIPALITY, TR.
Official Link: Istanbul Chamber of Architects

2018 EQUIVALENT 1ST PRIZE with PARCH. Sinema C / Open Air Cinema, Cinema C. Far From the City Architectural Design Competition by YTONG, TR.
Official Link: Istanbul Chamber of Architects

2015 1ST PRIZE with ATÖLYE 70. Düzce University Urban Design Competition by DUZCE UNIVERSITY RECTORATE, TR.
Broadcast Media Link: Arkitera.com

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2022 Adj. Professor, Landscape Architecture Studio I Landform & Built Environment: 'Landscape as Strata', Collaboration w/Meltem Erdem Kaya, Nergis Aşar, ITU Landscape Architecture, Fall
2021 Adj. Professor, Design and Build Studio, Collaboration w/Cansın Yılmaz, MEF University FADA, Summer
2021 Adj. Professor, Architectural Design Studio II, Collaboration w/Ahmet Korfalı, Elif Kendir, Ahmet Özgüner, Burcu Kütükçüoğlu, Çağla Akyürek, Ayça Alangoya, İzzet Özkeresteci, BILGI UNIVERSITY, Spring
2020 Adj. Professor, Architectural Design Studio I, Collaboration w/Ahmet Korfalı, Ayça Alangoya, Elif Kendir, Ahmet Özgüner, Burcu Kütükçüoğlu, Çağla Akyürek, Evren Aysev, İzzet Özkeresteci, BILGI UNIVERSITY, Fall
2020 Adj. Professor, Architectural Drawing Studio I, Collaboration w/Bahar Avanoğlu, Bilge Bal, BILGI UNIVERSITY, Fall
2020 Adj. Professor, Design Communication Studio I, Collaboration w/Bengi Güldoğan, BILGI UNIVERSITY, Fall
2020 Adj. Professor, Architectural Design Studio II, Collaboration w/Eda Yeyman, Beril Sarısakal, Derya Uzal, Başak Eren, Didem Sağlam, Zelal Rahmanalı, Bengi Güldoğan MEF University FADA, Spring
2019 Adj. Professor, Architectural Design Studio I, Collaboration w/Eda Yeyman, Beril Sarısakal, Derya Uzal, Başak Eren, Didem Sağlam, Zelal Rahmanalı, Bengi Güldoğan, MEF University FADA, Autumn
2019 Adj. Professor, 'Visual Literacy of Landscape' at MEF University FADA, Spring
2019 Adj. Professor, Architectural Design Studio II, Collaboration w/Zeynep Aydemir, Avşar Gürpınar, Derya Uzal, Eda Yeyman, Bengi Güldoğan, Başak Eren, Didem Sağlam, MEF University FADA, Spring
2018 Adj. Professor, 'Stüdyo219' Basic Design Studio II at YYU Architecture Faculty, Spring
2017 Adj. Professor, 'Stüdyo219' Basic Design Studio I at YYU Architecture Faculty, Fall
2017 Adj. Professor, 'Stüdyo219' Basic Design Studio I - II at YYU Architecture Faculty, Summer
2017 Adj. Professor, 'Stüdyo219' Basic Design Studio II at YYU Architecture Faculty, Spring
2016 Adj. Professor, 'Stüdyo219' Basic Design Studio I at YYU Architecture Faculty, Fall

GUEST CRITIC
2022 ITU - Architectural Design Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nurbin Paker Studio 7 Mid Reviews
2022 MEF UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Derya Uzal Studio I Mid Reviews
2022 KENT UNIVERSITY - Interior Architecture Studio II Final Reviews
2022 MEF UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Zelal Rahmanalı Studio I Mid Reviews
2021 AURA ISTANBUL - 'Büşra Al/Sinan Logie' Design Studio Mid+Final Reviews
2021 IYTE - Architectural Design Prof.Dr. İpek Akpınar Studio 3 Final Reviews
2021 ITU - Architectural Design Prof.Dr. Ayşe Şentürer Studio 7 Mid Reviews
2020 MEF UNIVERSITY - Graduation Project Mid+Final Reviews
2019 ITU - Architectural Design Graduate School Studio I Mid Reviews
2019 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Studio 3 Mid Reviews
2019 ITU - Architectural Design Studio 7 ‘Resiliency’ Mid Reviews
2019 MEF UNIVERSITY - Graduation Project 'Cultivating New Habitats' Mid+Final Reviews
2018 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Dr. Elif Kendir Studio 4 ‘Intramuros’ Final Reviews
2018 KHAS - Architectural Design Dr. Birge Yıldırım Studio ‘The Radical City’ Mid Reviews
2018 MEF UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Dr. Burcu Köknar Studio 5 Mid Reviews
2018 ITU - Landscape Architecture Graduation Studio Mid-Reviews
2018 MEF UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Studio 5 'Cooperative Production' Mid Reviews
2018 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Studio 4 ‘Archeological Site Structures’ Final Reviews
2018 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Industrial Design Dr.Avşar Gürpınar Studio ‘New Domesticity’ Final Reviews
2018 MEF UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Dr. Ozan Avcı Studio 6 ‘Rural Aesthetics’ Mid Reviews
2018 ITU - Architectural Design Studio 4 ‘The Opposite of Utopia and Dystopia’ Mid Reviews
2018 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Industrial Design Dr. Avşar Gürpınar Studio ‘Velocity V2’ Mid Reviews
2018 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Studio 3 ‘Hidden Nature’ Final Reviews
2017 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Basic Design Studio 2 ‘System Tunnel of Sticks’ Final Reviews
2017 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Studio 4 ‘(A) Synchronous Strata’ Mid Reviews
2017 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Studio 3 ‘Strolling in between two rivers’ Mid Reviews
2016 KHAS - Urban and Landscape Design Dr. Ezgi Tuncer Studio Mid Reviews
2016 BILGI UNIVERSITY - Architectural Design Studio 4 ‘Collateral’ Final Reviews
2016 ITU - Architectural Design Studio 7 ‘City Park’ Mid Reviews
2016 ITU - Architectural Design Studio 4 ‘Resiliency’ Mid Reviews

INVITED LECTURER
2022 Urform: Çeşitliliğin Ardındaki Birlik, Architecture Fac., ESKISEHIR TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
2016 Basmane Söküm-Döküm Peyzajlar (Detached and Diffused Landscapes) Workshop at Tarih Tasarım Atölyesi IZMIR METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY Broadcast Media Link: Mimarizm
2014 Kadıköy Ağaç Rotası (Kadikoy Tree Walk), Istanbul 2nd Design Biennial IKSV
2012 Lostscope w/Hakan Tüzün Şengün & Ozan Avcı, Mimar Oluyorum Atölyeleri / I'm Being an Architect Workshops, SALT

PUBLICATIONS
2022 Kurt Şengün, S. YENİ BİR DOĞA DÜŞÜNCESİNDE FOTOĞRAF (Photograph in a New Nature Thought) Book Chapter, 'Peyzajı Açmak', Meltem Erdem Kaya (Ed.), YEM Publications, Sy.67-75. https://yemkitabevi.com/products/peyzaji-acmak

2021 Kurt Şengün, S. PEYZAJ (LANDSCAPE)'Mimarların Dilindekiler' Dosyası (Issue: Architects' Talk), Burak Altınışık (Ed.). Turkish text as a hardcopy, ARREDAMENTO, Sayı 344, Sy.73. https://www.academia.edu/45160330/Peyzaj

2019 Kurt Şengün, S. PİKİONİS'İN ZİHİN COĞRAFYASI: Mimarlığın Ekolojik ve Kültürel Belleği (Pikionis' Mind Geography: Ecological and Cultural Memory of Architecture). Oral presentation of the article, IFLA Europe 7th International Landscape Architects Congress, Antalya. http://peyzajkongresi.org/2019/program/

2019 Kurt Şengün, S. PİKİONİS'İN ZİHİN COĞRAFYASI(Pikionis' Mind Geography). Çağdaş Yunan Mimarlığı Dosyası (Issue:Contemporary Greek Architecture), Neslihan Şık (ed.) Turkish text as a hardcopy, Betonart 61 Design and Architecture Magazine, P.72-75. https://www.academia.edu/39835953/Pikionisin_Zihin_Coğrafyası

2019 Kurt Şengün, S., Şengün, H. T. AWARDED Luleburgaz Tosbağa Creek Urban Design TREES, GARDENS, BRIDGES AND HIVES: A Module for The Earth. Approved Abstract, IFLA World Congress 2019 Common Ground, Oslo, Norway.

2019 Kurt Şengün, S. BİRLİKTE YAŞAM VE EKOLOJİNİN MİMARLIĞI (Life in Common; The Architecture of Ecology). Ters Köşe Ekoloji Dosyası, Ayşen Ciravoğlu (ed.) Turkish text, XXI Online, Turkey https://xxi.com.tr/i/birlikte-yasam-ekolojinin-mimarligi

2018 Kurt Şengün, S., Şengün, H. T. Luleburgaz Tosbağa Creek Urban Design 'TREES, GARDENS, BRIDGES AND HIVES: A Module for The Earth. Approved Enlarged Abstract, EURAU Conference Alicante, Spain https://www.academia.edu/38220717/Trees_Gardens_Bridges_Hives

2017 Kurt Şengün, S. YENİ BİR DOĞA DÜŞÜNCESİNDE FOTOĞRAF(Photograph in a New Nature Thought). Peyzajı Açmak Dosyası, Meltem Erdem Kaya (Ed.) Turkish text, XXI Online, Turkey https://xxi.com.tr/i/yeni-bir-doga-dusuncesinde-fotograf

2016 Kurt Şengün, S. SÖKÜM DÖKÜM PEYZAJLAR (Detached and Diffused Landscapes). Turkish Article, Arkitera Online http://www.arkitera.com/gorus/979/sokum---dokum-peyzajlar

2015 Kurt Şengün, S. VISUAL LITERACY OF LOST SPACES THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY. Approved Enlarged Abstract and Presentation, Lisbon Nouva University Faculty of Arts and Humanities International Conference Arch & Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogue(s), Portugal

2015 Kurt Şengün, S. METROPOLDE İNFRASTRÜKTÜRÜN PEYZAJ DEĞERİ (The Value of Landscape Infrastructure in Metropolis). Turkish text, XXI Online https://xxi.com.tr/i/metropolde-infrastrukturun-peyzaj-degeri

2015 Kurt Şengün, S. GERÇEK GÖLGELER GERÇEK AĞAÇLAR (Real Shades, Real Trees). Peyzaj: Kapsayıcı Dosyası, Burcu Serdar Köknar (ed.) Turkish text as a hardcopy, Betonart 44 Design and Architecture Magazine, P.76-79 https://www.academia.edu/11328233/Gercek_Golgeler_Gercek_Agaclar

2014 Kurt Şengün, S. YİTİK ALANIN PEYZAJI (Landscape of Lost Spaces). Turkish Dissertation Book under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Huseyin Kahvecioglu, ITU Graduate School of Science Engineering and Technology Architecture School https://polen.itu.edu.tr/handle/11527/14400

SEMINARS
2022 ISTANBUL KENT UNIVERSITY INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT Yeni (Eski) Bir Doğa Düşüncesi Alexander von Humboldt seminar with the invitation of Beginnings Studio by Bilge Bal, Ceren Balkır Övünç, Devrim Çimen.

2021 AURA ISTANBUL Peyzajın Mimarisi seminar with the invitation of Aura Istanbul. https://https://youtu.be/Gja4iNf9MB4

2021 ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE FACULTY Nature Debates with Alternative Approaches lecture with the invitation of Dr. Burçin Güngen.

2021 İZMİR YÜKSEK TEKNOLOJİ ENSTİTÜSÜ ARCHITECTURE FACULTY 'Landscape Architecture Practise' Seda Kurt Şengün lecture with the invitation of IZTECH Commons Lab, 18th of March.

2020 İSTANBUL BİLGİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ ARCHITECTURE FACULTY Faculty Tuesday Seminars 'Landscape and Landscape Architecture' Seda Kurt Şengün lecture with the invitation of the 2nd year Architectural Design Studio coordination.

2020 MEGARON Ekolojinin Mimarlığı talk with the invitation of Architect Sema Uğurlu Canpolat. https://youtu.be/mikkaWrRrwo

2019 ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE FACULTY Hall 109 Landscape Architecture Department Young Generation Landscape Architects' Seminars: Seda Kurt Şengün 'Peyzaj Mimarlığı Üzerine' (About Landscape Architecture) at Istanbul

2019 IFLA EUROPE 7th International Landscape Architects Congress'Pikionis'in Zihin Coğrafyası: Mimarlığın Ekolojik ve Kültürel Belleği (Pikionis' Mind Geography: Ecological and Cultural Memory of Architecture) talk at Antalya

2019 ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT 'Peyzajın Okunabilirliği' (Landscape readability) lecture with the invitation of the architectural studio by Dr. Burçin Güngen

2019 ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT 'Peyzaj, Doğa ve Mimarlığı' (Landscape, Nature and Architecture) lecture with the invitation of the architectural studio by Assoc. Prof.Dr. Aslıhan Şenel

2018 ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT Yitik Alanın Peyzajı (Landscape of Lost Spaces) lecture with the invitation of the course by Assoc. Prof.Dr. Huseyin Kahvecioglu

2018 KHAS ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT Soft Ground Between Architecture and Landscape lecture with the invitation of the course by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Didem Kılıçkıran

2017 TASARIM ATÖLYESİ KADIKÖY Müphemliğin Peyzajı (Landscapes of Uncanny) lecture with the invitation of Atölye Mil under the theme Thursday Researches https://youtu.be/4BpNziYbqyw

2016 İZMİR TARİH TASARIM ATÖLYESİ Söküm - Döküm Peyzajlar (Detached and Diffused Landscapes) lecture by the invitation of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tarih Tasarım Atölyesi under the theme of Çiçek Gibi Tarih Kokan Sokaklar at Izmir, Basmane District

2014 ISTANBUL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT Yitik Alanın Peyzajı (Landscape of Lost Spaces) lecture with the invitation of the course by Assoc. Prof.Dr. Huseyin Kahvecioglu

2014 ARKIMEET Yitik Alanın Peyzajı (Landscape of Lost Spaces) talk with the invitation of ARKITERA at Four Seasons Hotel Bosphorus https://youtu.be/gATHswC0_9o

INTERDISCIPLINARY AND PERSONAL TRAININGS
2022 Applying Ecosystem Restoration Interventions / Ekosistem Restorasyon Müdahalelerinin Uygulanması, United Nations DP (UNDP)
2022 Introduction to Ecosystem Restoration / Ekosistem Restorasyonuna Giriş, United Nations DP (UNDP)
2022 Second University Agriculture Technologies / Tarım Teknolojileri, ANADOLU UNIVERSITY
2021 Environmental Archaeology Program / Çevresel Arkeoloji Programı, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) Credential ID 4a090cbee55b4f84ae8da03b53cad526 (w/an academic ref.)
2021 Safeguarding Archological Assets of Turkey / Arkeolojik Varlıkların Korunması ve Kurtarılması, Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) Credential ID 6524263e83254cae81f75a6da978b249
2010 English Language Training Kaplan International East Village NEW YORK
2009 Plongeur Diver Buceador (*) / 1 Yıldız Dalıcı - World Underwater Federation CMAS
2007 Concrete Design Masterclass / Beton Tasarım Uzmanlık Seviyesi, BAUHAUS-Universität WEIMAR (as an Honoured Student)
2006 KNAUF & TES Plaster Implementation Education /Alçı Sistem Uygulamaları, Knauf Turkey (as an Honoured Student)
2006 StoDesign Forum Colour and Architecture: Colour Theory / Mimarlık ve Renk: Renk Teorisi Sto AG Switzerland