G. Aktürk

Gül Aktürk is a PhD candidate in the Department of Architecture at TU Delft in the Netherlands. Her PhD research deals with the impacts of climate change on rural built heritage. Her research interest lies in the intersection of climate change and cultural heritage. Prior to starting her PhD research, Gül has worked in several architectural conservation and restoration projects, and in archaeological excavations for over five years.

She gained an MSc in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh in the UK with a master’s thesis titled “The Conservation of Ottoman Era Neighborhoods in Istanbul: A Case Study of Arnavutköy, Besiktas.” She is a member of the ICOMOS Netherlands, ICOMOS-IFLA ISSCL and the Centre for Global Heritage and Development under heritage and environment. She is a visiting fellow at The Arctic Institution for the period of 2020 and 2021.

As a recent PhD candidate, she worked as a teaching assistant, published papers in peer-reviewed journals, reviewed articles, attended conferences, symposiums, and presentations in the field of cultural heritage and climate change.

Research interest

  • Cultural heritage
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Impacts of climate change
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