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Emrah Altınok  is an artist, author and academician working as an Asst. Prof. at Istanbul Bilgi University Department of Architecture. He received his PhD 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 of worldwide magazines including 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.
Beside 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.