Yaşar University | Curriculum Vitae

Research Assistant Begüm Sena Önal

Faculty of Architecture / Dept. of Int.Architecture&Environ.Design

Short CV

Begüm Sena Önal obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in "Interior Architecture and Environmental Design" from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at Izmir University of Economics as the High Honor and Department’s Top Scoring student among the Class of 2016. Throughout her undergraduate period, she traveled abroad for educational and internship purposes. In July 2014, she spent a month in Japan as an exchange student with a scholarship called JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization). She developed a "Cultural Exchange Center" project with architecture students of Chiba University and had an opportunity to learn about Japanese culture and architectural characteristics. In the Fall semester of 2014-2015, she attended lectures of Interior Design Department for a semester at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK as an Erasmus+ Program exchange student with a scholarship funded by the European Union Commission. In September 2016, she moved to Italy in order to pursue her academic career with a Master's Degree in "Interior Design" at Politecnico di Milano. Through her study period, she received a private scholarship called "Invest Your Talent in Italy" funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. She attended various courses of clued-up professors related to architecture, art, and design such as "Contemporary Interiors", "Arts and Languages of the Present", "Museology in the Contemporary Age", "Temporary Urban Solutions", and "User and Social Innovation" besides the interior, exhibition, and lighting design studio sessions. For her postgraduate thesis, she discoursed on the theory of placemaking in public spaces, the notion of the social fabric and sense of community. Correspondingly, she developed a research thesis titled "Strengthening the Social Fabric through Placemaking in Public Interiors" with the advisory of Assoc. Prof. Davide Fassi. Following her Master's Degree graduation in 2019, Önal moved back to Turkey to continue her academic career with a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Currently, she continues to her Ph.D. program with a doctoral degree scholarship at Yaşar University. Her research interests focus on spatial and cultural studies, history and theory of design, placemaking, space gender relationship, and public interiors.

  • Email begum.onal@yasar.edu.tr  
  • Phone 0232-570 8181  

Education

Phd

MİMARLIK (DR) (İNGİLİZCE) / YAŞAR ÜNİVERSİTESİ
LİSANSÜSTÜ EĞİTİM ENSTİTÜSÜ/MİMARLIK (DR) (İNGİLİZCE)/
2020 - -

Master

/ Politecnico di Milano
İÇ TASARIM
Thesis Name: Strengthening the Social Fabric through Placemaking in Public Interiors (2019)
Thesis Advisor: Davide Fassi
2016 - 2019

Bachelor

İÇ MİMARLIK VE ÇEVRE TASARIMI BÖLÜMÜ / İZMİR EKONOMİ ÜNİVERSİTESİ
GÜZEL SANATLAR VE TASARIM FAKÜLTESİ/İÇ MİMARLIK VE ÇEVRE TASARIMI BÖLÜMÜ/İÇ MİMARLIK VE ÇEVRE TASARIMI PR. (İNGİLİZCE) (%50 BURSLU)/
2012 - 2016

Bachelor

/ Sheffield Hallam University
Interior Design
2014 - 2015

Academic Titles

Research Assistant

YAŞAR ÜNİVERSİTESİ / İÇ MİMARLIK VE ÇEVRE TASARIMI BÖLÜMÜ
2020 -

Publications

7.3 Published in CPCI-S or CPCI-SSH indexed conference proceedings International
ÖNAL BEGÜM SENA The Circular Gaze and Objectification of the Female Body: VB35 at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum V. International Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender and Women’s Studies 2020
ÖNAL BEGÜM SENA,TUNA ULTAV ZEYNEP Space as the Indicator of Time: Tracing Socio-Spatial Cues of Haussmannisation through Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin SPACE International Conference 2020 on Architecture and Literature 2020
Non-academic Experience
Studio Architettura Nunzio Gabriele Sciveres İçmimar Ticari (Özel) 2017 2018
Haz International Ltd. İçmimar Ticari (Özel) 2015 2015
Chiba University Değişim Staj Programı Yurtdışı Üniversite 2014 2014

Contact

Üniversite Cad. No: 37-39 Ağaçlı Yol
Bornova / İZMİR