You are kindly invited to a seminar organized by the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design.
Speaker: Dr. Pınar Sezginalp Özçetin
Title: “Mapping Interior Architecture within a Multidisciplinary Framework”
Date: December 20, 2023, Wednesday
Place: FF Building, FB22
Interior spaces can be considered as one of the most difficult typologies of spaces to document due to their ever-changing character caused by the choices of the occupants and, environmental and socio-political effects. Thus, interior architecture needs a multidisciplinary frame. Based on the graduate and postgraduate studies of Dr. Sezginalp, this seminar will present a perspective on interior architecture with multidisciplinary approaches and multiple methods. In her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Sezginalp aimed to frame the transformation of the residential interiors within a socio-political and historical context. This framing was supported by the author’s innovative method of mental mapping, which reveals the perceived means of interior architecture of lost-and-not-found homes. Sezginalp used this method in her articles and one TÜBİTAK project on home-making spatial practices. In her recent studies, she focuses on interior architecture education, especially graduation projects, which hold a ceremonial threshold value for the profession.
Dr. Pınar Sezginalp achieved her B.A. from Bilkent University, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design in 2008, and M. Des. from İzmir University of Economics in Design Studies. She pursued her doctoral research in Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2013 and obtained her Ph.D. from Middle East Technical University from the History of Architecture department in 2017. Since 2018, she is an Asst. Prof. in Özyeğin University Faculty of Architecture and Design, where she instructs in Interior Design Studios and lectures on the History of Architecture, Dwelling and Domesticity, and the History of Modern Architecture and Interior Design in Turkey. Her research interests are the History of Modern Architecture and Interior Design, Dwelling, Domesticity, Home-making, Gender and Architecture, Residential Interiors, Documentation of Modern Interior Architecture in Turkey, and Interior Design Studio Education. Pınar Sezginalp is a member of DOCOMOMO Turkey Interiors Committee.