Fatma Tanış

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PhD Candidate

TU Delft, Department of Architecture, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning, Julianalaan 134 2628 BL Delft

Fatma Tanış (Dalyan, 1990) trained as an Architect in Istanbul and Stuttgart. She holds Master's degrees in Architecture History (ITU), and Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (MSGSU). After living in Bodrum, Izmir, Porto, and Hamburg, where she deepened her interest in port cities, she has started her doctoral research on port city culture in Izmir in the Department of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology.   

In parallel to her training in architecture at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University as an undergraduate student, she has conducted an external research project. Her research on "Modernism and Oscar Niemeyer" was awarded competitively in 2012 by Istanbul, New York, and London based firm Emre Arolat Architecture.

Following her graduation project focused on Izmir, she followed two master's programs simultaneously. Tanış completed the studies with her theses on port city research that are complementary to one another: "The Waterfront Regeneration Projects And Contemporary Design Approaches of European Port Cities" and "Waterfront Regeneration Projects: Development Strategies and Conservation Approaches". Building on her interdisciplinary background, currently, she explores her home city Izmir from the cross-cultural perspective.   

Amongst her academic works, she was involved in lectures. She was a teaching assistant in "Building Green" with Prof. Dr. -Ing. Carola Hein (TU Delft), and in "The Global Turn: Modern Architectures and Movements since 1851" with Prof. Dr. Ir. Tom Avermaete (ETH) & Prof. Dr. Michelangelo Sabatino (IIT), in the Department of Architecture at TU Delft. She lectured to master students in the Diploma Studio of Methods & Analysis with Prof. Dr. Ir. Klaske Havik (TU Delft) about "The Port City Izmir as a Cross-Cultural Construct".   

In 2018, she was awarded a tuition grant by the Department of Architecture at TU Delft. She was selected by a committee consisting of several research group leaders, based on academic potential, motivation, scientific output (both achieved and underway), and her active contribution to the department's research community.   

Since 2019, she is a guest editor of Spool, the journal for Architecture and the Built Environment, indexed in Google Scholar, the DOAJ, and Scopus.   

Tanış is an active participant in national and international conferences, workshops, and academic debates. Her research appeared in leading venues such as IPHS, EAHN, AESOP Conferences. She is fluent in English (C1), German (C1), and Turkish (native).

Last publications:
Fatma Tanış and Carola Hein. (forthcoming) "Space, Representation and Practice in the Formation of Izmir During the Long Nineteenth Century" in Migrants and the Making of the Urban-Maritime World: Agency and Mobility in Port Cities, C. 1570–1940, ed. Christina Reimann and Martin Öhman (New York: Routledge, 2020): 44-61. https://www.routledge.com/Migrants-and-the-Making-of-the-Urban-Maritime-World-Agency-and-Mobility/Reimann-Ohman/p/book/9780367543617

Fatma Tanış. "The Lost Identity of Izmir" International Planning History Society Proceedings 17, no. 1 (2016): 381-389. https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/iphs/article/view/1212

Fatma Tanış and Fatma Erkök. "Learning from waterfront regeneration projects and contemporary design approaches of european port cities." International Planning History Society Proceedings 17, no. 3 (2016): 151-161.https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/iphs/article/view/1259

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