Dr Muge Fialho Leandro Alves Teixeira

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Areas of interest: Transdisciplinary Design Research, Phenomenology of Perception, Multimodal Spaces and Pancomputational Design Strategies

PhD Architectural Design (Istanbul Technical University), MArch (Architecture and Urbanism) (Other), MSc (Architectural Design) (Istanbul Technical University)

Müge Belek Fialho Teixeira is a creative maker and transdisciplinary designer, specialised in advanced manufacturing, digital fabrication, and parametric design. In her career, she has worked with prominent architectural firms such as Zaha Hadid Architects, taught in several institutions including Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Istanbul Technical University (ITU) and AA Visiting Schools, published articles in peer reviewed journals, gave interviews, and presented in many international conferences, biennales, and exhibitions. She has also been awarded in multiple competitions and events on the use of novel digital technologies in design.

Currently, she is a Design Lead at ARM Hub (Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Hub) and a Senior Lecturer in QUT Faculty of Engineering, Interior Architecture. She was a Chief Investigator and a post-doctoral researcher at QUT in Design Robotics Project funded by IMCRC (Innovative Manufacturing Corporate Research Centre), that partnered with RMIT and UAP. She holds a BSc. in Architecture, a MSc. on “Collaborative Design Studio Environments” from Istanbul Technical University (ITU), and a MArch from Architectural Association School of Architecture Design Research Laboratory (AADRL). She holds a PhD focused on Trans-Architectural Design Paradigm, during which she studied for two years with Marcos Novak in University of California Santa Barbara, Translab. She is also the cofounder of [f]FLAT, an environment to research and develop design and media art works.

Her main research interests are in the areas of Transdisciplinary Design Research, Phenomenology of Perception, Multimodal Spaces and Pancomputational Design Strategies. She is interested in creating an understanding of our world out of our natural attitude through sensory experiences of space that are created using computational and digital strategies. She constantly looks for ways to expand the body of knowledge through transdisciplinary studies/thinking in design through making. Her understanding on the “world of making” is based on constant experimentation and pushing the boundaries of current discourses through rigorous applied research.

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Participation in Architectural Design Competitions 2012 – ITU Ayazağa Complex Urban Master Plan Competition, İstanbul. 2010 – Izmir Opera House National Competition, İzmir 2009 – ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award Tall Emblem Structure in Za’abeel Park, Dubai 2005 – Istanbul Naval Museum National Competition, Istanbul 2004 – Gaziosmanpasa Urban Design National Competition, Istanbul 2003 – Library International Competition, Japan 2003 – Highline International Competition, USA -

Exhibitions / Multi-Media Shows

2019 “RoboBLOX”, Brisbane Art Design (BAD2019), Museum of Brisbane, 2019.

2018 “The One and the multiples”, Home: A Suburban Obsession, SLQ (State Library of Queensland)

2018 Robotic Morphologies, 4th Istanbul Design Biennale

2017 Practice in a Box, Creative Practice Research Symposium Exhibition of project Bond University

2014 1+1= 3 Systems of Didactic Communication Exhibition of project Istanbul Modern Art Museum

2012 ITU Ayazağa Yerleşkesi Mastır Planı Kentsel Tasarım Yarışması Exhibition of project

2011 An exhibition on Architecture Exhibition of project “Emosphera” ALAN Istanbul 2- 24 Sep.

2010 Future Places Exhibition of project “Biophotonic Avatar” Porto 7-19 October

2008 Istanbul Naval Museum National Competition Exhibition of project Istanbul Naval Museum

2005 II. Architectural Biennale of Rotterdam Exhibition of project Rotterdam

2005 Gaziosmanpasa Urban Design National Competition Exhibition of project ITU

2004 Kent Atelyeleri [Urban Workshops] Exhibition ITU

2004 AA Communications Exhibition ‘Collapsing Soundscape’ with David Ward Exhibition of Arch. Sound Installation AA

2003 AA End Of Year Exhibition Exhibition of project AA

2002- 03 Latent Utopias Exhibition of project Graz

2002 Archilab Exhibition of project Orleans

2002 4 exhibitions in AA exhibition gallery

Reviewer for an Academic Journal
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A|Z ITU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture is an OPEN ACCESS Journal. A|Z is a refereed journal and is published as three issues in a year in English. A|Z is open to the articles and book reviews about design, planning, research, education, technology, history and art. (Q2 ranking in Scimago)
Funding Award
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Sağlar Onay, N. (Manager); Garip, B; Belek Fialho Teixeira, M.; Fialho Leandro Alves Teixeira, F. (Researcher); Tolunay Berber, C. ve Berber A. "A User-Centered Model Research Towards A Flexible Interior Spatial Design For Mass Housing Units: Urban Renewal Housing", Tübitak 1001 Project, 114K279, 2014-2017. (180,000 AUD)
Funding Award
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"Relais Culture Europe"- Trotte, F. (Coordinator), Belek Fialho Teixeira, M. (contributed to proposal stage as CI) "Trans-Making Art/culture/economy to democratize society. Research in placemaking for alternative narratives"", MSCA-RISE-2016 - Research and Innovation Staff Exchange, 734855, January 2017- November 2020. (EUR 1 858 500) EUR 175.000 of which is allocated to ITU.The project is now being conducted by Erkök, M. (ITU team coordinator), Gunay, Z., Kaya, Ç., Demir, Y., Haşlakoğlu, O., Örnek, M.A. (Chief Investigators).