WORLD INTERIORS DAY CELEBRATED
The experts studied the historical and contemporary buildings of Izmir as part of “World Interiors Day” organized by Izmir University of Economics, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design. Lecturers, students of the department, members of Chamber of Interior Architects Izmir Branch and Chamber of Architects Izmir Branch members, and approximately 50 interested participants attended the event that took place at IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design. Access Interiors, a continuation of "Talking Interiors" named seminar series, took place at World Interiors Day. Also, a cocktail, supported by Akarsu Ali Company with the participation of Chamber of Interior Architects took place.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz Hasırcı, Head of IUE Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, stated that the event was an outcome of a very nice team work and she said, “Last year we celebrated the World Interiors Day with a trip to Çanakkale Kale factories, but this year it turned out to be more intellectual and rich organization. We plan to raise awareness about interiors and the importance of our profession among students by organizing thematic trips, and share it with the public in the coming years. We also share these activities with International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers and try to get international recognition.”
‘Multi step professional union’
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasırcı stated that the master mind behind the event was Lecturer Thomas Keogh, and Lecturers İpek Kaştaş and Ali Kemal Ertem made sure everything ran smoothly. Hasırcı stated the following:
“The event committee, in addition to Keogh, included İpek Kaştaş, Ali Kemal Ertem, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Deniz Hasırcı. The assisting students Laçin Aksoy and Yasemin Albayrak, and the translator Seda Topuz also contributed greatly. Lecturer Michael Young, the architecture of the building of IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, gave information about the planning and design of the building. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emel Kayın, from Department of Architecture, Dokuz Eylül University, gave information about the history and interior and exterior designs of Izmir Theater Konak Stage, Hisar and Salepçioğlu Mosques. Architect Derya Akdurak talked about design, spatial transformation, history, and her thoughts of Key Hotel, her own project. Orhan Ersan and Ferhat Hacıalibeyoğlu both talked about the project development stage of the Architecture Centre, a design of their own. Participation of Güntekin Noyan, President of Izmir Branch of Chamber of Interior Architects, and Hasan Topal, President of Izmir Branch of Chamber of Architects, had a significant meaning in terms of professional and inter-professional organization.”
‘Izmir embodies many treasures’
Thomas Keogh stated that the awareness of students in Izmir on both historical and current design environment was very important. “This city embodies many treasures. Due to Istanbul being the focus point in Turkey, the more accessible and closer may be overlooked. The first part of the trip included the “living” mosques from 18th and 19th centuries in the old parts of the city and the early Republican era buildings. We initiated our trip at IUE Faculty of Fine Arts and Design Building, an example to contemporary and successful interior solutions. It was encouraging to see that Izmir, on one hand, is a city that restores the historical buildings and surroundings, and on the other hand, improves as a city of contemporary design,” stated Keogh.
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