Gokhan Kodalak

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Visiting Assistant Professor Graduate Architecture & Urban Design gkodalak@pratt.edu 718.399-.4314 p Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1

Current Course Listing (15)

21/SP-ARCH-652-01 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-01 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-01 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-02 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-02 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-02 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-03 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-03 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-03 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-04 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-04 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-04 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-05 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-05 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

21/SP-ARCH-652-05 H/T 2: Design, Knowledge, and Context

Education

Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University
M. Phil., Cornell University
B. Arch. & M. Sc., YTU, Istanbul

Biography

Gokhan Kodalak is an architect, the founding partner of Istanbul-based architectural design office, ABOUTBLANK; a theorist, teaching architectural theory at Pratt Institute; and a historian, currently working on a dissertation titled Spinoza and Architecture at Cornell University. Kodalak's work explores the complex relationship of architecture and philosophy, addressing diverse issues such as onto-epistemological conditions of architecture (architectural being and thinking), the question of ecology and nature-culture continuum, affective aesthetics and immanent ethics underlying processes of design and experience, and the unorthodox Spinozist conception that architectural modalities are alive [animata]. Kodalak's design work has been acknowledged with international awards, and exhibited at Johnson Museum of Art at New York, Antalya Architecture Biennial, and One Architecture Week at Plovdiv. His research has been awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Institute for Comparative Modernities. His work has been published in Spinoza's Philosophy of Ratio, Deleuze Studies Journal, Interstices, and Footprint. And most recently, Kodalak gave lectures and invited talks at SCI-Arc, the CCA, and European Society for Aesthetics at Freie Universität.