Assistant Professor

Deniz Ikiz Kaya

RESEARCH PROFILE

Trained as an architect specialised in heritage management and sustainability discourses, I hold a M.Sc. degree in Architectural Conservation and a PhD degree in Architecture awarded by the School of Built Environment at Oxford Brookes University, UK. For almost a decade, I have combined research, teaching and consultancy practices in Oxford, Istanbul and Eindhoven. I currently work as Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). As part of this Postdoc role, I work as Project Leader on behalf of the TU/e team for the CLIC EU Horizon2020 project, focusing on circular investments leveraging investments in cultural heritage adaptive reuse. Parallel to the CLIC project, my current research project focuses on the management of historic urban landscapes located within global cities with a new focus on heritage management practices within an Islamic context. I have also widely published on the broader topics of contested heritage, identity building and heritage protection specifically in the Eastern Europe and Middle East regions.

Managing historic urban landscapes within the gobal urban network while ensuring their sustainable development is one of the most challenging and complex tasks of this new urban era. My research and teaching focus on incorporating the global urbanisation and sustainable development discourses into heritage protection, management and reuse studies and practices at local level.

Ancillary Activities

  • ICOMOS (International Committee on Monuments and Sites) is an intergovernmental organisation working on cultural heritage. I am a Member of the Nation, ICOMOS