Keynote Speaker

Patrick Teuffel

Conceptual Structural Design, Lightweight Structures, Adaptive Structures
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Patrick Teuffel studied civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart from 1991 to 1996 with a focus in Conceptual Structural Design. From 1999-2003 he carried out his PhD, about the application of adaptive systems in architecture and engineering, at the University of Stuttgart. Patrick’s vision for the research of ISD focuses on lightweight and adaptive structures, as well as the application of innovative materials, such as smart materials or bio-based materials. In the context of lightweight and adaptive structures he is using numerical and experimental models to optimize the design and construction processes. In addition, he is conducting research for the development of 'smart skins' using textiles with integrated smart materials, which have variable properties in shape, stiffness, viscosity and transmission.

Keynote Speaker

Refik Anadol

Media Artist, Director and Designer
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Refik Anadol is an emerging artist working in the fields of live audio/visual performance, site-specific immersive installation and parametric data sculpture, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts with machine intelligence. He holds a master of fine arts degree from University of California, Los Angeles in Media Arts, master of fine arts degree from Istanbul Bilgi University in Visual Communication Design as well as bachelors of arts degree with summa cum laude in Photography and Video. Co-founder and Creative director at Antilop. He has been awarded numerous awards, residencies and has served as a guest lecturer. His site-specific audio/visual performances have been seen in Walt Disney Concert Hall (USA), International Digital Arts Biennial Montreal (Canada), Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), l’Usine | Genève (Switzerland), Arc De Triomf (Spain), Zollverein | SANAA’s School of Design Building (Germany), santralistanbul Contemporary Art Center (Turkey), Outdoor Vision Festival SantaFe New Mexico (USA), Istanbul Design Biennial (Turkey), Sydney (Australia), Lichtrouten (Germany).

Invited Speaker

Koray Velibeyoğlu

Smart cities, Urban Technologies, Sustainable Strategies
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Koray Velibeyoğlu completed his master's and doctoral studies at İzmir Institute of Technology, after graduating from Dokuz Eylül University, Department of City and Regional Planning. He is a faculty member at the Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning. He has been working at Izmir Institute of Technology since 1995 and has also held various administrative positions. Development strategies, smart city studies, urban design theory and practice, knowledge management, spatial development, local development, sustainable living strategies, urban technologies are the areas of study. Koray Velibeyoğlu was the coordinator of the “Sustainable Development Strategy of the Izmir Peninsula” projects.

Invited Speaker

Ozan Önder Özener

Technology, Architecture, Innovation
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Ozan Önder Özener is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the ITU School of Architecture. Dr. Özener has multiple building projects and design competition awards. He also collaborates with architecture firms in Istanbul for improving process performance, sustainability and design quality in complex projects. Prior to his post at ITU, he worked as a Research Scholar at Texas A&M University CRS Center and TAMU-VizLab Visualization Laboratory. He has also held Visiting Professorships at Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University. His particular research and teaching interests include BIM, design practice, design technology and innovation, studio culture, and digital design. Dr. Özener holds B.Arch and M.Arch in Design Computing degrees from Istanbul Technical University and a Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, College of Architecture.