Neyran Turan is an architect and a founding partner at NEMESTUDIO. She is currently an Associate Professor 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, a Master of Environmental Design from Yale University School of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Istanbul Technical University. Neyran is the founding chief editor of the New Geographies journal and was the editor-in-chief of its first two volumes: 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 has been the curator of the Pavilion of Turkey in the 2021 Venice Biennale 17th International Architecture Exhibition.
Mete Sönmez is an architect and a fouding 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 the University of California-Berkeley, Harvard University, Rice University, Istanbul Technical University, Boston Architecture College, and the University of Houston.