- What’s On
The first in a new series of online talks hosted by the Yunus Emre Institute in London and moderated by the designer, curator and writer Gökhan Karakuş. The series sets out to map the way Turkish culture has developed over the past two centuries in the fields of architecture and design. The first speaker is the architect Gökhan Avcıoğlu, founder of GAD.
Architect, researcher and Intellectual, Alpaslan Ataman (1944 - 2020) connected Ottoman urbanism to our modern world. He provided research in the form of his drawings of Ottoman architecture that analysed the planning and organisation involved in terms of spatial typology. Working especially through hand drawings of existing and no longer present Ottoman buildings, his detailed architectural drawings showing us the world of architecture and urbanism of Ottoman Istanbul made an important contribution to contemporary architectural discourse in Turkey. In this talk, Architect Gökhan Avcıoğlu explores Ataman’s “Timeless Architecture” through the geometry of the Ottoman system as it relates to a holistic understanding of architecture in Western Civilization.