Hello. You have reached the personal website of Eray Çayli—London-based researcher, writer, and teacher interested in the interface of architecture/art and anthropology.
I currently work as Adjunct Professor at the Syracuse University School of Architecture (London programme), Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), and Research Fellow at the LSE's European Institute, working with the Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies. At the Bartlett, I coordinate the first year undergraduate survey module "History of Cities and Their Architecture," and lead seminars and tutorials as part of the MRes program "Architecture and Digital Theory." Between 2012 and 2015 I taught my own modules on London's architectural and urban history at UCL's History of Art department. In Autumn term 2014, I acted as seminar leader on the "Approaches to Knowledge" course as part of UCL's new interdisciplinary undergraduate program "Arts and Sciences"(BASc). Also under this program, I led seminars and mentored students in Spring 2014 as part of the course "Object Lessons: Communicating Knowledge through Collections," a core course taught through collections in UCL's museums. In 2015 and 2016 I worked as Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire School of Creative Arts, where I lead Critical & Contextual Studies modules in all three levels of the School's Architecture and Interior Architecture & Design programme as well as teaching this subject as part of the Model Design programme.
In February 2015, I completed a cross-disciplinary PhD degree that sat under the Architectural History & Theory programme at the Bartlett School of Architecture but involved close collaboration with UCL Anthropology. I hold an MFA degree in Experience Design from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Product Design from Istanbul Technical University.