Gul Kacmaz Erk

Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Gul Kacmaz Erk Staff Bio

With work/life experience in Ireland, Netherlands, Turkey, UK and USA, Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk has been conducting research in two interdisciplinary areas: ‘architecture and cinema’ and ‘architecture and forced migration’. Before joining Queen’s, she worked professionally as an architect in Istanbul and Amsterdam for 5 years, researched at the University of Pennsylvania and University College Dublin, and taught at Philadelphia University, Delft University of Technology and Izmir University of Economics in the areas of Architectural Design, and History, Theory and Criticism. She is the director of CACity: Cinema and Architecture in the City collaborative research group ( since 2014, organises Walled Cities film festivals in collaboration with Queen’s Film Theatre, and conducts urban filmmaking workshops open to all. Gul is also a member of the RIBA Validation Panel and an associate fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.



Gul Kacmaz Erk, Senior Lecturer in Architecture

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