Right-to-Heal: Democracy from Above and Below

Right-to-Heal: Democracy from Above and Below

2019 Buell Dissertation Colloquium, Keynote Lecture by Esra Akcan

Friday, May 3, 2019, 6:00PM

209 Fayerweather Hall

Esra Akcan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and the Director of the Institute for European Studies at Cornell University.Akcan’s research on modern and contemporary architecture and urbanism foregrounds the intertwined histories of Europe and West Asia. She is the author of Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey and the Modern House (Duke, 2012); Turkey: Modern Architectures in History (Reaktion, 2012, with Sibel Bozdo─čan) and Open Architecture: Migration, Citizenship and the Urban Renewal of Berlin-Kreuzberg by IBA-1984/87 (Birkhäuse, 2018). Akcan has also authored over a hundred articles in scholarly books and professional journals of multiple languages on critical and postcolonial theory, modern and contemporary architecture in West Asia and its diasporas in Europe, architectural photography, immigration, translation, neoliberalism, globalization and global history. She received awards from the Canadian Center for Architecture, Graham Foundation, American Academy in Berlin, UIC, Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin (Transregional Studies Forum), Clark Institute, Getty Research Institute, CAA, Mellon Foundation, DAAD, KRESS/ARIT and Columbia University.


The Colloquium will continue on Saturday, May 4th, with a full day of presentations and panel discussions. For more information, see the 2019 Buell Dissertation Colloquium page here


Image: View of Berlin-Kreuzberg, c. 1980. Photographed by Heide Moldenhauer.