Esen Gökçe Özdamar is Assistant Professor, founder and Head of Department of Architecture at Namik Kemal University, Tekirdağ. She received her Masters degree (MSc) and PhD both from Architectural Design programme in Istanbul Technical University in 2003 and 2011. Her PhD focused on an experimental approach to transdisciplinary methodology through re-reading housing areas in İstanbul, Vienna and Amsterdam. She was a guest researcher in Delft University of Technology in 2007.
Since her graduation she has worked in several architectural offices varying from large scale housing complex to public building, interior design and has attended various international competitions and art exhibitions. Her current research focuses on transdisciplinary methodology, contemporary housing, kinesthetic perception and haptic space.
Some of her latest publications are “Unemployed in Summer: Pamphlets From the Waterfront” in Visual Communication (2016) and “Rooftop Architecture in İstanbul” in Lo Squaderno (2015).