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  • December 16, 2011

    Oikodomos Project Progress Exhibition

    “Oikodomos Project Progress Exhibition” has held in the Huseyin Ateshin Exhibition Room of the Faculty of Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean University on 25th of October 2011. The exhibition was organized by the EMU Oikodomos Coordinator Asst. Prof. Dr. Beril Ozmen Mayer from Housing Education Research and Advisory Center (HERA-C). She has given a complementary speech about the project activities in the last last academic year, and how this network can be developed in the prospect of further studies.

    The Dean from EMU Architecture Faculty, HERA Center’s director and members, the departmental chairs have been attended among other teachers, graduate and undergraduate students, teaching assistants architects and citizens. During five days of the Exhibition, total number of 250 visitors had visited the Exhibition. Graduate Student Sarvenaz Gafari, who had attended in the Oikodomos Workshop in Istanbul, talked about her experiences gained from the last semester’s master course and the Workshop.

    The possibilities of expanding and extending the project have been discussed with the participants at the very first day of the exhibition. The Dean Prof. Hoskara declared her  beliefs on the Oikodomos training can also be given to non-professionals by the help of University Civic Education Center. Dr. Ozmen-Mayer has presented her view on the ability of this innovative learning method to train practicing architects with the collaboration of Architects’ Chamber as required by UIA Directives in Cyprus as a different way of lifelong education. By the help of the Deanship, the exhibition has been designed to be held in other universities and professional chambers in North Cyprus and Turkey in next days.