Aslıhan Şenel is currently conducting architectural design studios at İTÜ Faculty of Architecture and is organizing international courses, workshops and academic meetings. She explores the possibilities of producing urban and architectural collaborations and the performative aspect of architectural representation through the use of critical spatial practices and feminist theory, which she calls "topographic practices.”
Aslıhan Şenel is an architect, design studio tutor and lecturer at the Istanbul Technical University (ITU). After receiving her bachelor and masters degrees at ITU, she completed her PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL in 2008, with a thesis titled ‘Unfixing Place: A Study of Istanbul through Topographical Practices’. She has organised international student workshops and contributed in many publications such as Politics of Making by Routledge, First Year Works by ITU, and Besides Tourism by Editions ETSAB. Her recent research and practice involves architectural representation with a focus on urban complex systems, performance, collaboration, and participation.