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SPACE International Conference 2018 on Housing, 19-20 October 2018, London

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Assistant Professor Ayla Torun
New Media Department, Nisantasi University

Ayla Torun is an academician and director of documentary film. She is an assistant professor at Nisantasi University, New Media Department. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Marmara University, Faculty of Communication, Department of Radio-Television. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Relations and Advertising from Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences. And than she completed a proficiency in arts education at Beykent University, Cinema-Television section. After the school years at a time she has worked as assistant director in TRT Istanbul television. She works in cinema and new media.

Then headed to work in the field of corporate communications and advertising. Her first  documentary film, “The City Coming from Their Behind; Istanbul’ about Greek origin minorities from Istanbul. It was screened in 2016 during the 4th AegeanDocs International Documentary Film Festival in Mytilene (Lesbos) and during the 14th Environmental Film Festival in Istanbul. Her second documentary Sunflowers is a migration, architecture and heritage film. Sunflowers screened in official selections that 14th Flying Broom International Film Festival (Ankara), 6th AegeonDocs International Film Festival (Lesvos, Greece) and 12th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival. There are articles in cinema, television and communication studies fields and interested in photography.

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Senior Consultant Doruktan Türker
Director, PureMind

Doruktan Türker is a senior consultant, writer, professional life coach, keynote speaker, master of ceremony, lecturer and futurist. He co-founded Turkey’s first audio content platform Yodiviki and co-owned London based PureMind Advising Services. He has extensive experience on ICT sector, project management, marketing, investment relations for start-ups, publishing, qualitative research and consultancy for more than 20 years.

Some of his keynote speech titles are: ‘A Near Future Scenario with Hopes & Realities’; ‘Social Impacts of Technology’; ‘Privacy in 21st Century’; ‘The Future of Professions’

Some of his lecture titles are: ‘MindShift: A Mental Leap Camp’; ‘Digital Content vs. Analog Content’; ‘IT Departments of Cyber Era’; ‘The History of Communication’; ‘Entrepreneurship in a Wild World’

Doruktan is a graduate of the Anadolu University (B.A. Management and Organisation) and Istanbul University (Radio-TV Broadcasting). He is a member of Turkish Futurists Association.