Dr. Emre Erkal
Erkal Architects, NOMAD
Emre Erkal is a practicing architect and sound artist from Ankara and İstanbul. His prize-winning projects for Architectural and Urban Design competitions, as well as completed buildings received several awards. In addition to his professional designs in interactive media in Turkey and the USA, his sound art installations have been featured invenues including the Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Architecture Festival, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Mediamatic in Amsterdam, De Singel Conservatory in Antwerp, NAiM - Netherlands Institute of Architecture in Maastricht.
Erkal holds a BSc degree in electronics engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), after which he studied computer graphics and cognitive science at postgraduate and level at various institutions in Turkey and the USA. He received his MArch from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he participated at research projects at MIT Media Laboratory. He holds a PhD in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University. Erkal is a co-founder of NOMAD - an initiative for digital arts and culture in Istanbul.