Kilinc Profil

Kıvanç Kılınç works in the Department of Architecture at Yaşar University in Turkey and is managing editor of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA). He currently teaches in the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut (AUB) as Visiting Assistant Professor. 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 such as History & Memory; Digital Scholarship in the Humanities; The Journal of Architecture; and New Perspectives on Turkey. Among the many grants Kılınç has received are the Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars Fellowship (SAH), Grant-in-Aid for Research at the Rockefeller Archive Center, and the Getty Dissertation Workshop Award. 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 coordinated the first year Basic Design Studio (2013-2017), developing design problems to encourage students critically relate the design product to larger contexts through the comparison of different disciplinary practices.


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