Tülay Atak
Guest Prof. PhD. BArch.

Tulay Atak is an architect, historian and theorist whose current work focuses on the intersections between environmental history and architecture. She received her professional architecture degree at METU in Ankara and then pursued her PhD at UCLA. In addition to her own work, she has participated in collaborative research projects, conducting fieldwork in Chandigarh as part of the Getty Research Institute's ‘Museology and the Colony’ project and archiving the work of the structural engineer Heinz Isler with a team of scholars for the ETH.

Tulay's co-edited book, Pedagogical Experiments in Architecture for a Changing Climate, is forthcoming from Routledge. Her writing and scholarship has appeared in journals and books such as OASE, Future Anterior, Architektur Aktuell, Byzantium / Modernism: The Byzantine as Method in Modernity and Fragile City. She has taught at SCI-Arc, Cornell, RISD, Cooper Union, RPI and Pratt Institute. The Angewandte’s interdisciplinary art and design culture leads to a diverse range of work, making it a unique place to teach and develop research. I oA, with its focus on spatial, technological and conceptual experimentation in architecture, has been at the forefront of architectural education.