Dr Demet Dincer
Senior Lecturer

Dr Demet Dincer

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Dr Demet Dincer is a Senior Lecturer in the UNSW Faculty of Built Environment, Interior Architecture Program. She prioritise using design research in pursuit of developing healthy and inclusive environments. Transdisciplinarity is an important approach embedded in her teaching and research; it includes the integration of knowledge across disciplines and intertwining research and practise-based knowledge. Her research has elicited impact, being invited to over 12 radio interviews including ABC Radios. 

Demet has received her B.Sc. in Architecture from Yildiz Technical University (2007), as the highest-ranking honour student and M.Sc. in Architectural Design from Istanbul Technical University (2010) from Turkiye. She was enrolled in the Urban Design Program in TU Delft (Netherlands) for her M.Sc. studies (2009). Demet was awarded the Fulbright Scholarhip, and went to Columbia University (USA) for her doctoral studies (2013-14). She has received her PhD from Istanbul Technical University in 2016.

She has worked as a post-doctoral researcher at IKEA x UTS Future Living Lab at the University of Technology Sydney (2018-19) and as an Assistant Professor at Istanbul Kultur University, affiliated with architecture and design studies. Most of her research has been funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, and she has also been an executive board member of the Fulbright Alumni Association Turkey.

  • Books | 2020
    2020, Contemporary Applications of Actor Network Theory, Williams I, (ed.), Springer Nature Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7066-7
  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dincer D, 2020, 'The Act-Shifts Between Humans and Nonhumans in Architecture: A Reading of Bruno Latour’s Actor-Network Theory', in Contemporary Applications of Actor Network Theory, Springer Nature, pp. 33 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7066-7_3
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Dincer D; Ovacik D, 2019, 'The City of Borders', in Space and Place: Diversity in Reality, Imagination, and Representation, BRILL, pp. 63 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9781848881266_007
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Dincer D; Tietz C; Dalci K, 2023, 'An Investigation into Sleep Environment as a Multi-Functional Space', Buildings, 13, pp. 406 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings13020406
    Journal articles | 2023
    Smith C; Murray A; Dincer D; Lloyd E, 2023, 'Disrupting the Architectural Line: Wandering Domestic Objects in Public Spaces', Australian Feminist Studies, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2023.2196706
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dincer D; Tekin I; Cetken P, 2022, 'A Design Studio on Fantastic Space', idea journal, 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.37113/ij.v19i01.478
    Journal articles | 2022
    Dincer D, 2022, 'Beds Without Rooms: Sleeping Rough', Journal of Interior Design, 47, pp. 11 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joid.12219
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dincer D; Gocer O, 2021, 'Quarantine hotels: The adaptation of hotels for quarantine use in Australia', Buildings, 11, pp. 617 - 617, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings11120617
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dincer D; Brejzek T; Wallen L, 2019, 'Designing the threshold: A close reading of Olafur Eliasson’s approach to ‘inside’ and ‘outside’', Interiority, 2, pp. 43 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.7454/in.v2i1.48
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dincer D, 2017, 'Inquiring Relational Approach: Beyond the Limits of Substantialism', Journal of Humanities and Management Sciences, 5, pp. 47 - 50
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dinçer D; Aydınlı S, 2016, 'Blurring Limits in Architecture', Tasarım + Kuram, http://dx.doi.org/10.23835/tasarimkuram.315686
  • Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2022
    Dincer D, 2022, Other Spaces: Other’s Spaces, Melbourne Design Week, https://otherspacesexhibition.com/, Online exhibition of research outcomes., Published: 17 March 2022, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works, https://otherspacesexhibition.com/29-Other-Spaces-Others-Spaces
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dincer D; Tekin I; Cetken P, 2017, 'Spatial Understanding Through "Body": A Design Studio Experience', Izmir, presented at Cross(-)abilities in Design, Izmir, 11 May 2017 - 12 May 2017
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dincer D, 2014, 'Limits in Architecture: A Critical Approach by Reading the Works of Rachel Whiteread', Turkey, pp. 583 - 595, presented at ARCHTHEO 2014 Theory of Architecture Conference, Architecture and Writing, Turkey, 06 November 2014 - 08 November 2014
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dincer D; Ozpinar C, 2012, 'Türkiye’de Sanat Yönetimi Eğitimi', Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 67 - 69, presented at Sanat ve Kültür Yönetimi Lisansüstü Öğrenci Konferansı, Istanbul, Turkey, 06 July 2012 - 07 July 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Dincer D, 2012, 'Locality under Construction', presented at Place and Displacement Conference, Victoria University, Melbourne, 21 November 2012 - 23 November 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Dincer D; Ovacik D, 2011, 'The Brand of a Place / Branding the Place', presented at Space and Place Conference 2, Prague, Czech Republic, 06 November 2011 - 08 November 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dincer D; Inceoglu A; Yirtici H, 2010, 'Alisverisin Mekansal Dongusu / The Spatial Transformation of Shopping', in METU International Graduate Symposium, METU, Ankara, Turkey, pp. 159 - 167, presented at METU International Graduate Symposium, METU, Ankara, Turkey