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Esra Akcan

September - December 2011

Esra Akcan is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has taught history-theory classes and architectural design studios at Columbia University, Humboldt University, The New School, Pratt Institute, and METU. Akcan has received awards and fellowships from the Getty Research Institute, Canadian Center for Architecture, Graham Foundation, Columbia University, Mellon Foundation, DAAD, Kinne, and KRESS/ARIT. She is the author of (Land)Fill Istanbul: Twelve Scenarios for a Global City and Çeviride Modern Olan. Her Architecture in Translation and co-authored book Turkey: Modern Architectures in History will be published this year. At the Clark, Akcan will be working on her next book project, “Urban Renewal and its Discontents: IBA 1984-87.”  Photo by Christine Nguyen.

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