31 March 2017

Imagine that there are no mobile phones, which place could be your meeting place in Utrecht?

Help our PhD student with her research on the meaning and images of meeting places in Utrecht

Ganzemarkt, Utrecht. Foto Arnaud Mooij
Ganzemarkt, Utrecht. Photo Arnaud Mooij

Meltem Şentürk Asıldeveci MA is a visiting researcher at the [urban interfaces] research group. The research is about the changing behaviours in organizing our meetings through mobile communication technologies. She is conducting a survey in Utrecht with the main objective of examining the perception of urban components that built mental maps and help people in orientation and way-finding processes. The most crucial aim is to find out inhabitants' meeting places and/or the most recognized places in Utrecht.  

If you live in or if you are visiting Utrecht, she would be grateful if you would fill out a questionnaire (it takes about 2 minutes, the research ends on April 20th 2017).

Meltem Şentürk Asıldeveci MA
Meltem Şentürk Asıldeveci MA

Meltem Şentürk Asıldeveci

Meltem Şentürk Asıldeveci is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Architecture of Bauhaus University Weimar. She is a visiting researcher at the [urban interfaces] research group for her Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) which is funded by European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST).

The Short-Term Scientific Mission is a part of her PhD research which aims to reinterpret the meaning and the image of meeting places in inhabitants’ mind by the use of smart phones.  

The main goal of this research is to find out what the physical features of the perceived meeting places are. The results are planned to be compared with previous research which is conducted in another city in order to find out the changing behavioural patterns of people through information and communication technologies.

[urban interfaces]

[urban interfaces] is a platform for a critical investigation of urban interfaces for creative and participatory engagement at the crossing of academic research and cultural practices. Focusing on mobile and situated media, arts, and performances, the platform brings together and initiates critical reflections on, and actual interventions in, these socio-spatial activities and their shaping and staging of urban culture.

[urban interfaces] is an initiative of the interdisciplinary Department for Media and Culture Studies (MCW) at Utrecht University, and collaborates with an expanding (international) network of academic and cultural partners.