Pelin Tan: Decolonizing Architecture Education

Toolkit for Today: Activisms
Seminar, in English, Shaughnessy House, 10 July, 6pm

Pelin Tan speaks on Decolonizing Architecture Education, as part of the weeklong workshop and seminar series Toolkit for Today: Activisms. Tan is a sociologist, art historian, and was Associate Professor and Vice Dean of Architecture Faculty of Mardin Artuklu University from 2013 to 2017. She was subsequently a fellow of BAK, in Utrecht, and will begin an appointment as Visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus, in the fall of 2018. She is involved in artistic and architectural projects that focus on urban conflict, territorial politics, and the conditions of labour.

Toolkit for Today: Activisms, interrogates the different forms that engaged practice can take for scholars of architecture. But what counts as activism? How can architectural research be mobilized in the service of society?

From 9 to 13 July, we are hosting one researcher every evening to engage, through their work, these questions and others about the social production of space, decolonized pedagogy, redensified housing, gender parity, and racial politics in architecture.

Toolkit for Today is our annual, weeklong series of seminars, workshops, and public events that invites scholars to open their toolboxes and share their methods with the participants of our Doctoral Students Program.


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