Research areas

  • NA Architecture - Architecture History, Heritage, Climate adaptation, Vernacular, Conservation, Architecture, planning history

Academic background

Gül Aktürk is a the Department of Architecture at TU Delft in the Netherlands. Her Ph.D. research deals with the impacts of climate change on rural built heritage. Her research interest lies in the intersection of climate change and cultural heritage. Prior to starting her Ph.D. research, Gül has worked in several architectural conservation, restoration projects, and archaeological excavations for over 5 years. She holds MSc in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh in the UK with a master's thesis titled "The Conservation of Ottoman Era Neighborhoods in Istanbul: A Case Study of Arnavutköy, Besiktas." She is a member of the ICOMOS Netherlands and the Centre for Global Heritage and Development under heritage& environment. As a recent Ph.D. candidate, she attended conferences, symposiums, and presentations in the field of heritage preservation.

Research interests

My research interests are climate adaptation and climate narratives of cultural heritage, climate-displacement and intangible cultural heritage, management of cultural heritage.

Research output

  1. Climate Narratives of Vernacular Heritage

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Cultural Landscapes as Cultural Heritage under the Threat of Climate Change

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Imported Intangible Cultural Heritage of Climate-Displaced People

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issueScientificpeer-review

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  1. Heritage (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of (editorial) board

  2. ICOMOS Nederland (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

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  1. Travel Funding

    Prize: Other distinction

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