Turkey and Syria After the Earthquakes
Panel #2: Mid-Term Relief & Transitional Programs

Salt Beyoğlu, Online

July 29, 2023 17.00

Ozgur Bilgin 3 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.

“Mid-Term Relief and Transitional Programs” is the second panel in the four-part series. This panel will examine the challenges that arise from the extended occupancy of temporary disaster shelters, including housing, community spaces, and settlements. The speakers will address conventional post-disaster planning strategies and building techniques, and focus on alternative approaches developed for Turkey and other countries. Special attention will be paid to designs that retain a community’s sense of place and identity within social and environmental ecologies. Key topics include alternative and innovative building technologies for resilience, transition, and affordability, transitional building techniques in short to mid-term developments, considerations of long-term planning, and defining communities in post-disaster building.

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.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meltem Şenol Balaban
, PhD, Faculty Member, Middle East Technical University (METU)

Alp Arısoy
, Co-Founder, Urban.koop
James Garrison, AIA, Principal, Garrison Architects; Adjunct Professor, Pratt Institute
Yasmeen Lari, UNESCO Adviser; Executive Director, Heritage Foundation Pakistan
Edward Ng, PhD, Professor of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong