Edirne, Turkey: Architectural Treasures of the Ottoman Empire with Dr. Luca Orlandi

Edirne, Turkey: Architectural Treasures of the Ottoman Empire with Dr. Luca Orlandi


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Join us as we study the architectural transformations of the city of Edirne, Turkey – once known as Adrianople. Together we will learn about how the Ottoman Empire impacted the Balkans – concentrating on the years when it served as a capital city, from 1369 to 1453. Located in a flat area on the European side of Turkey, crisscrossed by several rivers, and close to the borders between Greece and Bulgaria, Edirne offers its visitors a surprising glimpse into the years just before the Ottoman rule shifted to Constantinople.

Many masterpieces of Ottoman architectural style remain to provide curious travelers with a glimpse back in time. We'll virtually explore several religious complexes, mosques, staging post stations, hospitals, caravanserais, Turkish baths, covered markets, and more during our conversation. We will also examine several critical infrastructure projects which have survived the tests of time. Many ancient roads, bridges, and aqueducts define the city's urban landscape and provide context clues from which to study the former capital of the former Ottoman-dominated empire.

Led by an expert on Ottoman Architecture and Master Sinan, Luca Orlandi, this interactive seminar will discuss the critical role of the city of Edirne to represent a new center of power and enrich the Ottoman civilization throughout the centuries. Tailored to give accurate details and inform curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with an increased and deep knowledge of the architectural cityscape of Edirne and its remarkable historical narratives. 

Luca Orlandi is an architect and an architectural historian. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at University of Genoa (Italy) and obtained a PhD in 2005 from the Polytechnics of Turin (Italy), within the program: History and Critics of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage. He lives in Istanbul and works as Assistant Professor Dr. in the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Özyeğin University (OZU). He teaches courses such as: History of Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, and Architectural Design Studio. He often participates in lectures, seminars, and workshops in other Turkish universities and abroad, mainly in Italy. He is an active member of ICOMOS Italy and his fields of interest cover several topics like Ottoman Architecture and Master Sinan, Contemporary Turkish Architecture, as well as Genoese Heritage in the Orient and Travelogue and Narratives about the Levant.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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