Associate Prof.Dr.Pelin Tan is a sociologist and art historian focused on artistic and architectural pedagogy, design methodologies in territorial conflict and commoning practices. Currently, she is visiting associate professor at the Architecture Faculty, University of Cyprus, Nicosia.
She worked as the vice-dean at the Architecture Faculty of Mardin Artuklu University between 2013 - 2017. She was a Visiting Research Assoc. Prof. of Design Strategies at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design (2016), Postdoctoral fellow at the School of Architecture and Planning, ACT Program, MIT (2011), Research fellow of Japan Foundation - Osaka Urban Research Plaza (2012), DAAD at Art History, Humboldt Univ. (2007). Tan is at the board of the pedagogical consortium on Refugee Heritage, Campus in Camps, Dheisheh Palestinian Refugee Camp. Tan was a fellow of BAK - basis for actual knowledge - Utrecht (2017 - 2018). She is a lead author of ‘Towards an Urban Society’, the International Panel on Social Progress (Edit.S.Sassen&E.Pieterse, Cambridge Publ. 2018). 2000+: Urgencies of Architectural Theories (GSAPP, 2015), The Silent University: Toward Transversal Pedagogy (Sternberg Press, 2016). Tan participated in Oslo Architecture Triennial in 2016, Istanbul Biennial in 2007 and 2015, Lisbon Architecture Biennial, Montreal Biennial. Tan the artistic curator of GardenUtopia grassroots communities project of Matera ECC 2019, Italy. Prof. Tan will be in research resident at Lofoten Art&Film Academy ( Nordland kunst- og filmfagskole) at Kabalveg in 2019.