Funda Zu


Institution: Istanbul Technical University
Field of responsibility/ Role in the RMB project: Researcher
Field of specialization: Architectural Design, Theory and Methodology


Dr. Funda Uz is an Associated Professor at Istanbul Technical University, where she teaches theory and design. After she received her B.Sc. (1996), M.Sc. (1999), she holds a PhD (2007) in theory of architecture from the same university. Her thesis Reading the Urban Discourses of Istanbul Eighties through the Popular Textual Media deals with various themes such as discourse, narrative, fragmentation and representation of the city and architecture. She had been as a visiting researcher in Cambridge University, Department of Architecture, between 2004-2005. She has been in organization committee 1st, 2nd, 3rd Architecture & Philosophy Symposiums (1999,2002,2005) and she was the editor of “Ethic and Aesthetic” and “Time and Space” books published after symposiums.


She participated in many national and international workshops, in İstanbul Biennial with a part of the exhibition (2007 and 2012), presented papers at numerous conferences, and currently involved in publishing her researches in books and magazines. Her academic interests include; interdisciplinary approaches in architecture, popular culture, memory and discourse, modernist approaches of Turkey and architectural education. Alongside her research activities, she presently teaches courses on architectural design and theory such as “Architectural Design Studio 5th Semester”, “Architecture, Design, Theory”, “Architectural Design and Criticism” and “Architectural Narratives” in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the Department of Architecture, ITU.