Assist. Prof., Urban Planning, Parsons School of Design, the New School
Evren Uzer is a NYC based educator, urban planner and community practitioner working on civic engagement in planning and design and her current research focuses on activism, critical heritage studies and feminist spatial practices. She is Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at Parsons School of Design at the New School and also holds a senior researcher position at School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She teaches graduate and undergraduate transdisciplinary, urban and integrated design across Parsons. She holds a PhD (Cultural Heritage at Risk) in Urban and Regional Planning from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. She has an ongoing research project on “Manipulating Dissent: Exploration of activism in NYC” funded by The New School (2017-ongoing) which explores activism and feminist spatial practices and “Community engagement” project which looks into ethical community academia partnerships in relation to design education. Evren’s practice is currently split between community engagement, planning and design work at Collective for Community, Culture and Environment-CCCE and her artistic practice at roomservices.