Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
3:00 PM

Room 516, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

This lecture will take place in the Framework of the course DES-3369: Spaces of Solidarity. The course aims at examining community-driven spaces and spatial processes that pool and share resources to build social cohesion in times of crisis or absence of government, at a variety of scales, places, and contexts. It also attempts to explore environments of community formation and open up a dialogue on the agency of design in enacting and facilitating actions of solidarity.

This lecture is hosted by MDes Risk & Resilience and course DES-3369: Spaces of Solidarity.

Pelin Tan

BAK Fellow, Utrecht / Lead Author, International Panel on Social Progress

Pelin Tan is a sociologist and art historian. She concluded her Ph.D. on “socially engaged art in urban space” and her post-doc research on “methodology of artistic research.” She is a fellow of the ACT program of the Department of Architecture – School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Tan was an associate professor and vice-dean at the Architecture Faculty, Mardin Artuklu University, Mardin, Turkey (2013 – 2017) and guest prof. at Hong Kong Polytechnic School of Design (2016). Currently, she is a BAK Fellow (Utrecht) and Lead author of International Panel on Social Progress (ipsp.org).