You are invited to the talk by Dr. Bertuğ Özarısoy, organized by Department of Architecture
Title: Learning from practice: Teaching beyond research and development through my vision in Architecture & Urbanism
Speaker: Dr. Bertuğ Özarısoy
Date: 07/04/2023 Friday
This is an online seminar. To obtain event details please send a message to department.
This talk critically examines the philosophy of the term ‘transgression’ and how it shapes the utopian vision of contemporary urban design scenarios. The aim of this research is to provide scholarly yet accessible graphic novel illustrations to inform narratives of urban manifestos. Through four select case studies from the UK, Cyprus and Germany, the book highlights the paradoxes and contradictions in architecture and provides detailed evaluation of the limits and contemporary forms of sustainable urban regeneration. The study proposes an ‘utopian urban vision’ approach to social, political and cultural relations, trends and tensions – both locally and globally – and seeks to inspire an awakening in architectural discourse. The study argues that the philosophical undermining of transgression is the result of a phenomenon from a different perspective – its philosophical background, social construction, experimental research process and design implications on the city. As such, the study provides a critical examination of how architectural design interventions contribute to sustainable urban regeneration and gentrification and can impact local communities. This study provides a significant contribution to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as early career researchers working in architecture, planning and sustainable urban design. It offers effective guidance on adopting the state-of-the-art graphical illustrations into their own design projects, while considering contradictions between architectural discourse and the philosophy of transgression.
Dr. Bertuğ Özarısoy is an architect and an early-career researcher with expertise in building energy modelling in Cyprus. His research focuses on understanding the theory between architecture and energy policy design in conjunction with exploring the impact of passive cooling systems on domestic energy use and households’ thermal comfort. Dr. Özarısoy has an intensive 10 years’ experience in teaching, research, and architectural practice. He was initially involved in the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management programme at the University of East London (UEL) between September 2016–2018. He has developed teaching skills to demonstrate significant intellectual input to the students’ technical drawings and monitor their learning adaptability and integration to the ‘Construction Technology and Materials’ module. He authored over 30 journals and conference papers relevant to the building engineering field, and assisted with research projects in the Sustainable Development of the Built Environment (SDBE) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Europe. Currently, Dr. Özarısoy is a postdoctoral researcher at the Middle East Technical University (METU) Northern Cyprus Campus where he teaches two post-graduate taught courses, which are entitled ‘Deep Energy Retrofit’ and ‘Environmental Design and Engineering’, as part of his postdoctoral research in the Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems (SEES) programme. He is an author of the Handbook of Retrofitting High Density Residential Buildings: Policy Design and Implications on Domestic Energy Use in the Eastern Mediterranean Climate of Cyprus.