Hulya Ertas

Hulya (Istanbul, 1982) is the editor-in-chief of the monthly published XXI Architecture and Design Magazine. She is currently doing a PhD with the title “Building Knowledge Commons for Commons Architecture” at Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels/Ghent, KU Leuven.

After graduating in 2005 from Istanbul Technical University, Department of Architecture, she completed her MA at the same school in 2011. Her master thesis focused on Situationist International and their role in transformation of architecture and urban planning. She focuses on commons architecture, social impact of spatial practices and critical reflections of these. She is a member of Ocean Design Research Association and CivicWise.

Research Areas: commons, knowledge commons, post-media, feminism, postcapitalism, governance, open-source, hacking, digital community building, network practices, architecture criticism