Culture and Space

CSBN (founded in 1997)


Hülya Turgut

Ozyegin University, Faculty of Architecture&Design

Dr. Peter Kellett

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape


CS-Culture and Space was conceived, during the International Conference “Culture and Space in the Home Environment” held in June 1997 in Istanbul. At the “Culture and Space in the Home Environment” symposium many critical questions and evaluations on culture and space interactions in the built environment were identified. Since the world is becoming an increasingly interrelated entity where culture appears more information based and less place and tradition rooted, it seems as a vital issue to evaluate these new trends and paradigms within this perspective. A host group of researches within the IAPS have emphasized the study of the built environment as a means of exploring the conflicts arising between inevitable development and cultural continuity; Culture change and identity; quality and quantity; global and local. Exploring these contradictions and paradigms, researchers from a variety of disciplines are aiming to contribute to the future improvement of the built environment around the world both in rural and urban environment at micro, mezzo and macro-system resolution levels.

Aim of the network

The aim of the Network is to dentify issues and problems related to culture and space interactions in the built environment and facilitate collaborative research studies within and interdisciplinary framework. It is also intended:

  • to establish a database,
  • to organize meetings such as symposium, workshop,
  • to circulate the information between concerned researchers,
  • to encourage research studies on the topic

Conferences and meetings

Since its inception the network has organized two types of meetings. First group of meeting is series of international symposium which happen every four years and workshops and network meetings which occur every two years in IAPS main conferences or in other confrernces. The second group of meeting is national symposium and workshops organized in Turkish in Turkey.

International symposium series 

5th Symposium+Workshop: Borders: Conflict and/or Potential /Experiencing NICOSIA
Jointly Organized by IAPS-CSBE Network and HERA-C, EMU, Famagusta, CYPRUS, October 2015

4rd Symposium Revitalizing Built Environments: Requalifying Old Places For New Uses, Jointly Organized by IAPS-CSBE Network and the IAPS – HOUSING Network, Istanbul – Turkey , 12-16 October 2009

3rd Symposium: Social Change and Spatial Transformation In Housing Environments, 5- 6 July, 2005, Istanbul – Turkey
Under the umbrella of XXII. UIA World Congress of Architecture, U I A 2 0 0 5 I S T A N B U L 4- 7 July, 2005, Istanbul – TURKEY

2nd Symposium: Traditional Environments in a New Millennium: Defining Principles and Professional Practice,
20-23 June 2001, Amasya, Turkey

1st Symposium, Culture & Space in Home Environment, Critical Evaluations / New Paradigms, June 1997, Istanbul – Turkey

IAPS-joint Network Symposium

2011, Continuity and Change of Built Environments- Housing, Culture and Space across Lifespans, October 10-14, 2011, Daegu, Korea, Jointly Organized by IAPS-CSBE Network and the IAPS – HOUSING Network Website:

2013, “Sustainable environments in a changing global context”, 25-28 June 2013, University of ACoruña, Spain, Jointly Organized by People-Environment Research Group, IAPS – HOUSING Network, IAPS-CSBE Network and the Sustainability Network

Publication of network

A. Culture and Space Network Book Series

Culture & Space in the Home Environment With an Introduction by Roderick J. Lawrence, Edited by S. Mete Ünügür, Orhan Hacıhasanoğlu, Hülya Turgut, 1999
ISBN 975-7632-50-3, Price: $ 15.

Culture & Space in the Home Environment: critical evaluation and new paradigms, Proceeding of the First International Symposium of IAPS-CSBE Network, 2000
ISBN 975-93779-0-X

Cultural & Spatial Diversity in the Urban Environment
Edited by Hülya Turgut & Peter Kellett, 2001
ISBN 975-8599-04-6

Traditional Environments in a New Millennium
Proceeding of the second International Symposium of IAPS-CSBE Network
Edited by Hülya Turgut & Peter Kellett, YEM, 2002
ISBN 975-585-281-6

Social Change and Spatial Transformation in Housing Environments
Proceeding of the third International Symposium of IAPS-CSBE Network,
Edited by Elmira Sener, Isil Hacihasanoglu, Hulya Turgut Yildiz, 2005
ISBN 975-561-270-X

‘Appropriate Home’: Can we design ‘appropriate’ residential environments? Proceeding of the
Joint Symposium of IAPS-CSBE Network and HBRC, edited by:Dina Shehayeb, Hülya Turgut Yıldız, Peter Kellett, 2006 ISBN 977-17-4798-3

‘Revitalizing Built Environments: Requalifying Old places for New Uses’ Proceeding of the Joint Symposium of IAPS-CSBE and HOUSING Network , edited by: Hülya Turgut Yıldız, Yasemin Ince Guney, 2009 (CD format)
ISBN 978-975-561-359-8

BOOKS in Turkish with summary in English

2008: Trilye: Değişim, Dönüşüm, Transformasyon-Kültür ve Mekan Tasarım Atolyeleri 2”, Derleyenler: Hülya Turgut Yıldız, Özen Eyüce, IAPS-CSBE Network Kitap serisi, Şan Ofset: Mayıs 2008, İstanbul.

2009: “Kent, Kültür ve Konut” Kültür ve Mekan Toplantıları , ulusal sempozyum:1, Derleyenler: Hülya Turgut Yıldız, Ahmet Eyüce, IAPS-CSBE Network Kitap serisi 7, Uğur Yayınları, 2009, İstanbul.


Requalifying The Built Environment: Challenges And Responses, Edited by: R. Lawrence, H. Turgut, P. Kellett, Advances in people-Environment Studies, Volume 4, Hogrefe Publishing, Germany, 2012

C. Articles-special dossiers in journals

2006: Culture, Space and Time: Traditional Environments, Edited by: Hulya Turgut Yıldız, Peter Kellett, Open House International, Special Issue, December.06, Vol: 31 No: 4

2010: Special Issue: CULTURE, SPACE and REVITALISATION: Strategies and Experiences of Urban Renewal and Transformation, Editors: Hulya Turgut, Rod Lawrence and Peter Kellett, in OPEN HOUSE INTERNATIONAL, December 2010 vol.35 no. 4

2013: “Istanbul as a palimpsest city and imperfection” Editör: Hülya Turgut, A/Z Journali, SPRING-2013, Volume 10-no:1, ITU-Journal of Faculty of Archıtecture, İstanbul,