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Esra Sert

Assist. Prof. Dr.

She holds a PhD. in Architecture from METU (2020) with a dissertation titled "Urban Metabolism of İstanbul: Waterfronts as Metabolized Socio-Natures between 1839 and 2019". In 2013, she completed her master’s thesis entitled "Rain Water in the Energy Efficient Urban Landscape Design" at the Istanbul Technical University Landscape Architecture Department and BA (2008) at the YTU Department of Architecture in İstanbul in 2008. During her MA, she got scholarships from TUBİTAK for the research projects. She has been researching urban ecology, urban metabolism, urban environmental history, alternative architectural practices, ethics in design and the labor processes of architecture. Besides, she was a fellow of "İstanbul Studies Center" Doctoral Residency Program at KHAS (2019-2021). She is part of the UK Political Ecology Working Group. She enjoys collaborative, creative, and community-engaged multidisciplinary research. She is an assistant professor at the MEF University, Faculty of Arts, Design, and Architecture.

Selected Projects

Media Archive

Honorable Mention


Honorable Mention


Selected Publications

Sert, E. (2022)


Sert, E., Aykaç, G., and Zırh, B. C. (2021)

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TMMOB Mimarlar Odası Ankara Şubesi, no: 47, pp. 58-63

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Mimarlık, No:410, November-December 2019, pp. 49-51

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XXI Architecture and Design Magazine

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