Landscape Architecture

The Artist: Orkan Telhan

Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:00pm
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Virtual Lecture

Interdisciplinarity: Right Here, Right Now is a virtual lecture series hosted by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Weitzman School of Design throughout the spring semester.

Orkan Telhan investigates critical issues in cultural, environmental and social responsibility.

Telhan is Associate Professor of Fine Arts - Emerging Design Practices at University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design. He holds a PhD in Design and Computation from MIT's Department of Architecture. He was part of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and a researcher at the MIT Design Laboratory. He studied Media Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo and theories of media and representation, visual studies and Graphic Design at Bilkent University, Ankara. 

Telhan's individual and collaborative work has been exhibited internationally in venues including the Istanbul Biennial (2013), Istanbul Design Biennial (2012, 2016), Milano Design Week, Vienna Design Week, the Armory Show 2015 Special Projects, Ars Electronica (2007, 2017), ISEA, LABoral, Archilab, Matadero Madrid, Architectural Association, the Architectural League of New York, MIT Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Telhan is a co-founder of Biorealize.

 

 

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email news@design.upenn.edu to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.