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Call for applications to AURA Istanbul's summer program "Istanbul: Past, Present and Future"

Turkey Architecture News - Feb 26, 2019 - 04:11   5476 views

Call for applications to AURA Istanbul's summer program

The Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy (AURA) Istanbul invites participants to its inspiring summer program, “Istanbul: Past, Present and Future” which will be held between July 8 - August 2, 2019 in Beşiktaş, Istanbul. 

The melting pot of the East and the West, the great city of Istanbul, now a city of more than 15 million people, has been the capital of two glorious empires, the Byzantine and the Ottoman. With its eight thousand years of human history, it presents researchers a vast amount of architectural legacy to discover and analyze.

The program is receiving applications in Istanbul for a month of comprehensive analysis of the city with lectures from leading experts in their respective fields. Explore the mechanisms developed through the millennia to different sets of problems by the builders and inhabitants of this magnificent city!

This summer research program will take place in Istanbul between July 8 - August 2, 2019. It is specially designed for undergraduate and graduate students of Architecture, Urban Planning and related fields.

The four-week intensive coursework of lectures, on-site visits and studios will provide a valuable opportunity; while benefiting to learn from the distinguished researchers, there will be a chance to collaborate with a diverse group of participants from all over the world.

Who can participate

This summer school is suitable for undergraduate and graduate level students from the relevant departments of Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Interior Design And Landscape Design.


The official language of the summer school is English.


All transportation during the program is covered, however, participants need to cover all other travel expenses.


Accommodation will be arranged and covered by the program.


Breakfast and lunches will be covered by the program.

Visa Requirements

Visas are required from foreign passport holders.


Participants should bring their own laptop computers and related hardwares. WLAN is freely available. Please ensure that all your own equipment is covered by your insurance.


Health and accident insurance is covered by the program.

Option 1: 3000 €
Courses, field trip costs, health insurance, accommodation, breakfast and lunch are included.
Option 2: 2500 €
Courses, field trip costs, health insurance and lunch are included; accommodation and breakfast are excluded.


At the Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy Istanbul (AURA-İstanbul) Beşiktaş, Istanbul

Application deadline: June 1, 2019

You can see the detailed program on AURA's website

Contact person: 

Ms. Seda Altan

+90 (545) 268 4100 [email protected]

Top image courtesy of AURA

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