Sağlam, Hasan Sercan

Medipol University

Research Title: A Neglected Heritage: The Intertwined Pre-1923 Agricultural, Industrial, and Sacred Landscape of the Ayvalık Countryside

Hasan Sercan Sağlam completed his BSc on Urban and Regional Planning in Istanbul Technical University between 2007–2011 with a one-year ERASMUS in Universität Stuttgart in 2009–2010. He then worked for the Municipality of Burhaniye as an urban planner for one year. He completed his Masters degree on Conservation and Regeneration in the University of Sheffield between 2012–2013. He did his PhD on Preservation of the Architectural Heritage in Politecnico di Milano between 2014–2018. He is a member of the scientific board of the Adramytteion Archaeological Field Surveys and Excavations since 2017. He had a postdoctoral fellowship position in Istanbul Studies Center of Kadir Has University during the academic year 2018–2019. He works as a part-time lecturer in Medipol University Faculty of Fine Arts Design and Architecture since September 2018. His latest research at ANAMED focuses on forgotten rural buildings of the former Greek community, who left Ayvalık as a result of the obligatory population exchange after the Turkish War of Independence (1919–1923). Those monuments include not only ruined chapels and windmills around Ayvalık but also agricultural terraces and barns on abandoned islands, which eventually lost their identity despite abundant primary sources. His methodology consists of thorough archival research and novel onsite discoveries.

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