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Meltem Şentürk Asıldeveci [ui] guest

Meltem Şentürk Asıldeveci (1982) is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Architecture of Bauhaus University Weimar. She holds a Master in Urban Design from Middle East Technical University. Currently she works actively as an Urban Designer besides academic research and has realised. Related to her subject of interest which is the evolving characteristics of urban public places in the mobile communication era, she has published research papers in which she criticises the acknowledged images of urban space beyond the architectural determinism.

Meltem will join ICON as a visiting researcher from 24th of March to 7th of April 2017 and she will contribute to the [urban interfaces] research group thanks to the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) research grant. During her studies at Utrecht University she will be researching in the context of ‘Fostering Knowledge about the Relationship between Information and Communication Technologies and Public Spaces’. She will conduct a survey in Utrecht with the main objective of examining the perception of urban components that built mental maps and help people in orientation and way-finding processes. The main aim is to find out inhabitants’ meeting places. In this way the results of this research can be tested in comparison with her previous research which is conducted in a similar way by the same methods in Ankara and resulted by interesting findings.