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Biography Vildan Seckiner M.A.

Vildan Seçkiner studied City and Regional Planning and Urban Design in Middle East Technical University, Ankara where she also completed her masters thesis titeled ‘Cinematic Representation of Gecekondu as an Urban Memory’ in 2009. Her occupational experiences varied from sworn translation, assistantship to a wine production consulting and interpreting degustation, to assistant specialist of culture and tourism in The Ministry of Culture. She is currently working as a project assistant in the research project titled “Changing Imaginations of Istanbul. From Oriental to the Cool City”. She is also writing her PhD dissertation as part of this project, by focusing particularly on the imaginations of streets in terms of the “right to the city” in the case of ‘Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture (EcoC) Project’.