Neyran Turan is an architect and a partner at NEMESTUDIO. She is currently an associate professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of California-Berkeley. Her work focuses on alternative forms of environmental imagination within architecture and their capacity for new aesthetic and political trajectories within architecture and urbanism. She holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), a Master of Environmental Design from Yale University School of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University. Neyran is founding chief-editor of the Harvard GSD journal New Geographies, which focuses on contemporary issues of urbanism and architecture, and is the editor-in-chief of the first two volumes of the journal: New Geographies 0 and New Geographies: After Zero. Her recently published book Architecture as Measure (ACTAR Publishers, 2020) has been awarded by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Turan is recently selected to curate the Pavilion of Turkey in the 2021 Venice Biennale 17th International Architecture Exhibition.
Mete Sönmez is an architect and a partner at NEMESTUDIO. Mete holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Istanbul Technical University. He has taught design studios and acted as a guest critic at Harvard University, Rice University, Istanbul Technical University, Boston Architecture College, and the University of Houston.