Faculty Member, PhD

Emrah Altınok

+90 212 311 7491

Santralistanbul / 6 NO'LU BİNA 605

Emrah Altınok [1980] is an artist, author, and academician working as an Asst. Prof. at Istanbul Bilgi University Department of Architecture. He received his Ph.D. in January 2012 from Yildiz Technical University, for a thesis entitled "The Political Economy of Reorganization of Urban Space and Interventions on Urban Land Tenure, the Case of Istanbul & Mass Housing Administration of Turkey (TOKI) in Post-2000 Era". His research areas are critical urban theory, methodology, and history of capitalism. 

As a fine-art photographer, he has been featured in several worldwide magazines including Hurriyet Pazar, XOXO the Mag, 46, Babylon, JPG, Default, Yeah Magazines and has staged numerous exhibitions. His latest work was exhibited in MAXXI [Museum of 21th Century Arts, Rome-Italy] in December 2015 as part of the exhibition "İstanbul: Passion, Joy, Fury" biscurated by Hou Hanru with a team of international curators. 

Besides photography, he has three books of poetry published and three poetry awards. He attended MQ Quartier21 Artists-in-Residence Program in Vienna, in the summer of 2013, as the guest of the Austrian Foreign Ministry. During his stay, he wrote a short story 'A truth in Karlsplatz' which is published in German ['Eine Wahrheit am Karlsplatz', translated by Sara Heigl] within the book 'Aus allen Richtungen: Karlsplatzierungen' [Ed: Elena Messner, Eva Schörkhuber] by 'Sonderzahl' in 2014.


ARCH 539 Urban Political Economy (Graduate - Elective) 

HTC 597 History & Political Economy of Capitalist Urbanization (Graduate - Elective)

HTC 598 Critical Urban Theory (Graduate - Elective)

IND 373 Data Patterns of Metropolis (Undergraduate - Elective)

ARCH 309 Production of Space and the Urban Condition (Undergraduate - Core)

ARCH 310 Introduction to Urban Design (Undergraduate - Core)

IND 345 Photography for Designers (Undergraduate - Elective)

ARCH 301 Architectural Design Studio III (Undergraduate - Core)

ARCH 302 Architectural Design Studio IV (Undergraduate - Core)

Rewards and Achievements

Gallipoli Historic Peninsula, 2014
2-Stage Competition, Honorable Mention, National Park Design
Commissioned by: Çanakkale İl Özel İdaresi
Competition Team: Selin Maner, Ali Cindoruk, Koray Özgen, Emrah Altınok, Defne Akşin Akyol
Advisor Team: Sibel Bozdoğan, Çiğdem Maner, Naz Beykan
Photography by Robert Huber & design team

Çanakkale City Square and Immidiate Surroundings, 2013 
Urban Design Competition, Mention
Competition Team: Ali Özer, Emrah Altınok, Özhan Akay, Habibe Aduş, Mustafa Ünal, Ahmet Elmalı

Melih Cevdet Anday Poetry Award, first place, 2003

Rıfat Ilgaz Poetry Award, first place, 2003

Yaşar Nabi Nayır Poetry Award, honorable mention, 2003

Other Information

Media Appearances

November 10, 2016 - Radio Program Guest 
“Açık Mimarlık”, Açık Radyo [with Cansu Cürgen &e Oğul Öztunç] https://goo.gl/Mhaiuk 

December 2, 2004 - TV Show Guest
“Varoşların Ağır Romanı [Cholera Street of Suburbia]” Siyaset Meydanı, ATV [a National TV Channel].

August 7, 2012 - Radio Program Guest
“Şeffaflık ve Hesap Verebilirlik Bağlamında TOKİ (Mass Housing Administration in the contex of Transparency and Accountability)” Şeffaf Gündem, Açık Radyo [a National Radio].

August 14, 2012 - Radio Program Guest
“Şeffaflık ve Hesap Verebilirlik Bağlamında İstanbul TOKİ Uygulamaları (Istanbul Projects of Mass Housing Administration in the contex of Transparency and Accountability)” Şeffaf Gündem, Açık Radyo [a National Radio].

Artistic Works

Published Books [Literature / Poetry]
Eine Wahrheit am Karlsplatz [short story -book chapter-, Trans. by Sara Heigl], in Aus allen Richtungen: Karlsplatzierungen [Ed: Elena Messner, Eva Schörkhuber], Sonderzahl, Vienna, 2014. [ISBN-10: 3854494300] 

Çöt Mendime Görsektimi Vuru? [poetry, using the name “Franko Buskas” as a pseudonym], Oct. 2010, Norgunk, Istanbul. [ISBN: 978 975 8686-55-1]

2048 [poetry] Pan, June 2009, Istanbul. [ISBN: 978-9944-396-62-2]

Aradaki, [poetry] Çınar, November 2005, Istanbul. [ISBN: 975-348-200-0]


Mediterranean Routes [Group Exhibition] 
Cantieri Culturali Alla Zisa - ZAC - Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee, Via Paolo Gili, 4, Palermo, Italy, 18th February - 10th March, 2017 [https://goo.gl/wEMGP3]
Metis, 2014 [Photography, Digital C-Print, 10x12 cm. wood photo frame, Edition: 1/1+1]

Kaide, Aslıhan Demirtaş [Invited Artist]
Collectorspace, Taksim-Gümüşsuyu Mah. İnönü Cad. No: 9c 34437 Beyoğlu Istanbul, 17–23 Mayıs 2017 [https://goo.gl/4cK19X, https://goo.gl/KxsPbn]
kaide:şiir, 2017 [Poetry Installation, 6x21 cm. paper sheet, Edition: 1/1+1]

İstanbul: Passion, Joy, Fury [Group Exhibition] biscurated by Hou Hanru with a team of international curators. 
MAXXI Rome-Italy, 11 December 2015 - 1 May 2016 [http://goo.gl/ZLEnW5]
TOKİ Wall  [340x250 cm. wallpaper: panoramic photography & mapping]

Grace of Another World [Group Exhibition] curated by Nihan Çetinkaya 
artSümer Karaköy-İstanbul, 31 October - 12 December 2015 [http://goo.gl/MF9Aw0]
Now, Put Your Gender Down Slowly [90x80 cm. photography, digital print. Edition: 1/5+1]

GOSS Istanbul Affordable Art Fair [Group Exhibition] 
Kolektif House İstanbul-Turkey, 2-3 May 2015 [http://goo.gl/1SKo6W]
The Galaxy in Between Us [Photography, 140x80 cm. digital print. Edition: 1/5+1] 
Free Soul [Photography, 90x80 cm. digital print. Edition: 1/5+1]
Now, Put Your Gender Down Slowly [90x80 cm. photography, digital print. Edition: 1/5+1]

The Lack [Personal Exhibition] 
Lomography Gallery Galata-İstanbul, 18-30 April 2014 
The Lack [Photography series, 30 pieces, various sizes]

The Memory of Art - Artrands [Group Exhibition] curated by Nail Özlüsoylu
İzmir University of Economics 05-12 April 2013 [http://goo.gl/0ZO6OY]
The Room [Photography, 5 pieces of 40x60 cm. digital print. Edition: 1/10+1]  

How Much Contemporary Art Project [Group Exhibition] curated by Nail Özlüsoylu 
Ismet V. Güney Art Centre Nicosia, Cyprus, March 17 - April 3, 2010 
Facity Project [Photography, 2 pieces of 60x60 cm. digital print. Edition: 1/20+1]

Artist in Residence 

MQ Quartier21 Artists-in-Residence Program, Recommendation: The Austrian Foreign Ministry 
Period: July 1-August 1, 2013, Residence: Studio Black Sea, Hof 3 - Museums Quartier, Vienna.

Music - Live Performances

Indigo, İstanbul, February 11, 2011, The Band Etreh feat. Christoph Höfferl
Indigo, İstanbul, February 19, 2012, The Band Etreh
Peyote, İstanbul, February 8, 2011, The Zonnhaider’s Club feat. Emrah Altınok
Gram, İstanbul, February 6, 2011, The Zonnhaider’s Club feat. Emrah Altınok