Turkey and Syria After the Earthquakes
Panel #1: Emergency Responses

Salt Beyoğlu, Online

July 22, 2023 16.30

Antakya 11feb 5 Antakya, Türkiye, 2023 (Fotoğraf: Ingrid Woudwijk)
Antakya, Turkey, 2023 (Photo: Ingrid Woudwijk)
Walk-in Cinema and Online

Turkey and Syria After the Earthquakes is a series of panel discussions curated by Collective Action for Readiness, Recovery, and Resilience (CARRRE), a collective of US-based Turkish-American architects and academics, to provide an international platform for learning, debate, and actionable projects.

The first panel, “Emergency Responses,” will provide an overview of the affected regions, discuss ongoing response efforts, and explore avenues to pursue within the built environment to address the urgent needs of impacted communities. Key topics include emergency housing and temporary shelter, shelter sites and infrastructure restoration, unexpected challenges in relief efforts, and enhancing preparedness for disaster relief (international examples).

Organized by AIA New York | Center for Architecture Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee and Collective Action for Readiness, Recovery, and Resilience (CARRRE) in collaboration with Salt, this free-admission program is open to everyone. The panel will be held in English and Turkish and simultaneous translation to both languages will be available online. Please register here for online participation. No registration is required to attend the panel in the Walk-in Cinema at Salt Beyoğlu.

Prof. Dr. Celal Abdi Güzer
, PhD, Faculty Member, Middle East Technical University (METU)

Hitoshi Abe
, Director, xLAB Research Center at UCLA; CEO, Atelier Hitoshi Abe
Illya Azaroff, FAIA, Assoc. Professor, New York City College of Technology (CUNY); Principal of +LAB Architect PLLC; NYS Disaster Coordinator; AIA New York State President (2021)
Ersin Gök, Founding Member, Yuva Project, an initiative of volunteers to build tiny houses in response to the earthquakes
Esin Pektas, PE, RA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Major Capital Projects Program Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; volunteer in rebuilding effort in response to the earthquakes in Turkey