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The circular economy has a design-led agenda that calls for disruptive systematic change. The progress requires system innovation in tandem with technological innovation. The circular economy framework provides guidance towards the irreversible transition to deliver a sustainable built environment. This one-day symposium aims to discuss opportunities and challenges of this transition and the ways of introducing the circular economy framework in practice and education of architecture.

    The symposium will bring together speakers from industry, research and academia to jointly discuss the following topics:

    • Circular economy from different perspectives (economy, business, design)
    • Circular built environment  and  the role of the architect 
    • Circular economy framework in education

    SESSION 1 | Circular Economy Framework: Economy, Business and Design

    10:00 – 12:00  GMT+3

    BİRGÜL ÇOLAKOĞLU

    BİRGÜL ÇOLAKOĞLU

    ITU

    Opening
    ALVISE SIMONDETTI

    ALVISE SIMONDETTI

    Global Leader, Arup Explores

    Generative Construction Systems in Circular Economy
    ARZU G. SORGUÇ

    ARZU G. SORGUÇ

    Director of METU Design Factory

    Panarchy: Is It the Answer for Circular Design?
    DOMINIQUE FULARSKI

    DOMINIQUE FULARSKI

    Inter IKEA Group

    Designing for the Future: the IKEA Approach to Circular Product Development

    SESSION 2 | Circular Built Environment: Education and Practice

    13:00 – 15:30  GMT+3

    ELMA DURMISEVIC

    ELMA DURMISEVIC

    Director, Green Transformable Building Lab

    Design for Circular Economy – Paradigm Shift in Design and Construction
    AJLA AKSAMIJA

    AJLA AKSAMIJA

    University of Utah

    Decarbonizing Built Environment: High-Performance Retrofits of Existing Buildings
    OLGA IOANNOU

    OLGA IOANNOU

    TU Delft

    Planning Education Towards a Circular Built Environment
    TORSTEN SCHRÖDER

    TORSTEN SCHRÖDER

    TU Eindhoven

    Circular Building Design: Translating the 10R Framework into Design Practice
    YEKTA BAKIRLIOĞLU

    YEKTA BAKIRLIOĞLU

    METU

    Design (Education) for the Circular Economy – Communicating the Roles of Stakeholders

    SESSION 3 | Round Table Discussion: Transition to a Circular Future

    15:45 – 17:00  GMT+3

    ORGANIZATION

    Circularity In Built Environment Research Group

    Circularity in the built environment research group is a joint academic-industry research platform based in Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture. The group gathers researchers and practitioners focusing on the new methods and models for circular design and construction.

    Team

    Bi̇rgül Çolakoğlu, ITU (Head of Research Group)

    Begüm Aktaş

    Cemal Koray Bi̇ngöl

    Hatidza Isanovic

    Taner Üsküplü

    Collaborators

    Cem Altun, ITU

    Murat Günaydin, ITU

    Elma Durmisevic, Green Transformable Building Lab

    Pinar Irlayıcı Çakmak, ITU

    Tuba Kocaturk, Deakin University

    M.Emre İlal, IYTE

    Mine Özkar, ITU

    Arzu Gönenç Sorguç, METU

    Hayriye Eşbah Tunçay, ITU

    Industry Partners

    Metal Yapı

    BIM4TURKEY