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Join the Handwerker Gallery in welcoming Dr. Neyran Turan, Assistant Professor of Architecture (University of California–Berkeley) for her lecture, "Architecture as Measure," on Thursday October 10 at 6:00pm in the Handwerker Gallery. 

Part of Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural, showing through December 15.

Neyran Turan is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of California-Berkeley and a partner at NEMESTUDIO. NEMESTUDIO, founded by Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez, is an architectural office that produces work ranging from buildings and installations to speculative projects in various scales. The office's work draw upon unconventional collisions of architectural problems such as form, representation and materiality with the broader concerns of the city, environment, and geography. The work of the office has been featured at various design magazines and platforms including Wallpaper*, ICON magazineNew GeographiesRevistaPLOT, and has been exhibited at the Aronson Gallery at the Parsons New School of Design Gallery in New York, Chicago Architecture Biennial, SALT gallery, Piazzale Donatello in Florence, and the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley.

Turan's work draws on the relationship between geography and design to highlight their interaction for new aesthetic and political trajectories within architecture and urbanism. Her current work speculates on the role of architectural representation in relation to climate change and on new conceptions of the ordinary and the familiar in architecture. Turan also received a Graham Foundation Award for her research on the German architect Mathias Ungers (2013). Her current book project, Geographic Istanbul: Episodes in the History of a City’s Relationship with its Landscape, focuses on a specific reading of the Bosphorus Strait of the twentieth-century Istanbul in the context of the relationships it presents among geography, politics and urbanism.

Turan is the founding chief-editor of the Harvard Graduate School of Design journal New Geographies, which focuses on contemporary issues of urbanism and architecture. Some of her recent writings have been published in journals and edited books including, Climates: Architecture and the Planetary ImaginaryAre We Human?Offramp, and Mega-Cities. 

Prior to joining University of California-Berkeley, Turan was Assistant Professor at Rice University’s School of Architecture. She holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University, a Master of Environmental Design from Yale University’s School of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University.


All exhibitions and events at the Handwerker Gallery are free and open to the public. The Handwerker Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10am-6pm; and Thursdays from 10am-9pm. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Anna Gardner at or (607) 274-3548. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


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