Academic and professional Experience, Design Teaching, Extracurricular Activities
Kıvanç Kılınç is Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History in the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut (AUB) and is managing editor of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA). Kılınç received his PhD degree (2010) in the History and Theory of Art and Architecture Graduate Program at Binghamton University, SUNY. His research focuses on the transnational connections and their consequences which shaped contemporary social housing practices in Turkey and the Middle East. Kılınç is currently working on his book manuscript on the spatial histories of lower-income residents and less well-known examples of social housing in Turkish cities, both pushed to the margins of architectural history. Other points of research include domestic architecture and residential culture in early twentieth century Turkey; urban history and theory; and Islamic art and architecture. He has published in academic journals as well as in edited books, and is the co-editor of Social Housing in the Middle East: Architecture, Urban Development, and Transnational Modernity (Indiana University Press, 2019). He has taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses in architectural history, theory and criticism addressing the social construction of the built environment. At Yaşar University Architecture Department, Kılınç has coordinated the first year Basic Design Studio (2013-2017, Fall 2018), developing design problems to encourage students critically relate the design product to broader contexts through the comparison of different disciplinary practices. In Fall 2017-Spring 2018, he taught in the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut (AUB) as Visiting Assistant Professor.