Sunday, 9 January 2011

Old City of Dubrovnik: the city walls

The walled city of Dubrovnik, a listed World Heritage Site of UNESCO since 1979 and extended in 1994 after the restoration works carried out following the war.
The city of Dubrovnik is a significant case for my research especially because it can illustrate problems of heritage conservation in conflicting nationalisms and the power of heritage in national identity building. Moreover this city can showcase the effectiveness of the World Heritage Convention.

Saturday, 8 January 2011


As a part of the IDES 421 Restoration course, we have visited the Kalavac Village on the 12th of November 2010. Students have taken photographs and measurments of different buildings and furniture. Accordingly drawings of the existing have been prepared and currently they are working on detailed models of this distinctive Turkish Cypriot village. An exhibition will be organised in coordination with the local authorities of the village in the following semester.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

GAU Department of Interior Design participated in ITU Meeting

As the Girne American University Department of Interior Design, we have participated in the 3rd National Meeting of Interior Design Departments' Exhibition in Istanbul Technical University with the above poster. The poster consists of projects of the GAU Interior Design Department students. The exhibition will be open in the following 2 months. More information can be found here.