Ilkin Akpinar

Arquitect and researcher. Who enjoys drawing plans for the cities of the future.

Ilkin Evin Akpinar is a trained architect who is passionate about improving and enhancing the public realm in contemporary cities with a multidisciplinary approach to design.

Her experiences as a designer and researcher focus on sustainable approaches to contemporary urban planning.

After her studies at Tu Berlin, she worked for the Berlin office Urban Catalyst with the focus on Integrated Urban Planning. She was involved in projects such as ’Lebenswertes Chorweiler’ in Köln and ’Qualitätsoffensive Innenstadt Elberfeld’ in Wuppertal.

In 2018/2019 she worked for Raumlabor on the project ’Transformation in Mauerpark – Transformation of the existing gastronomies’ which was in collaboration with Grün Berlin GmbH. Together with the gastronomy owners on-site, she re-thought about their spaces-design regarding the development plan.

Since 2019 she has been working as a research assistant at the Chair of Fine Arts in TU Berlin. In the Collaborative Research Centre 1265, she looks at the reconfiguration of spaces and the superposition of spatial migration and tourism.

Currently she is part of the Blankenburger Süden project.