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Ekim Tan is a PhD researcher at the Delft University of Technology [DUT] and International New Town Institute [INTI]. The friction between the top-down focus of design and bottom-up responses to it forms the motivation for Ekim’s work.
The goal of her research is to propose an alternative design system that responds to the evolving needs of users over time. For this purpose she has been working on a method, where players design in real-time real-place ‘serious design game’ environments. [image 1-2] The critical point of such games are definition of simple rules and constraints which eventually help the designer to simulate parameters of a given design question. For extracting such rules to be simulated in design games, Ekim uses case studies of informal, formal and hybrid settlements from Istanbul, Almere and Portugal respectively.
To have more insight on the design games conducted in Almere Haven Sportpark de Wierden/Amsterdam [image 3] and in Het Oude Westen/Rotterdam please go to [http://www.theresponsivecity.org/category/what/?/].
Ekim is also the founder of TReC -The Responsive City-, an emerging research network on cities which focuses on serious design games and theories of self-organization. Currently TReC is busy setting up a negotiation based serious game addressing the hot discussions on the Istanbul’s urban transformation. [image 4] 70% of the city urban fabric has been produced through informal processes, considered fragile for a possible earthquake. You can see more of Ekim’s work at www.theresponsivecity.org
Tan, RE (2009). Design Games and New Towns, Complexity Theories of Cities Come of Age, TU Delft.
Tan, RE (2009). INTERWEAVING THE FORMAL AND THE INFORMAL: Extracting Spatial Organization Rules in the New Town of Almere and the Informal City of Gulensu-Gulsuyu/Istanbul, The Planned versus the Non-Planned, INTI, Almere.
Tan, RE (2008). Street-Level Desires, Co-author, TU Delft.
Tan, RE (2008). Het paard van Troje, Slow Management No.4, Bouwen.
Tan, RE (2007). Letters from Almere No.1. Archined, http://www.archined.nl/nieuws/almere-letters-no1-the-trojan-horse/
Tan, RE (2007). Vermeers Wanted. Nova terra, 7(3), 32-36.
Tan, RE (2006). Modernity in Fast-Motion –Istanbul. Archined, http://www.archined.nl/nieuws/modernity-in-rapid-motion/
Tan, RE (2006). Noodles versus Magnum. Archined, http://www.archined.nl/nieuws/noodles-versus-magnum/
Tan, RE (2006). What the Pedestrian Wants. Nova terra, 6(1), 31-35.
Tan, RE (2006). Waalhaven - water island. A concept for a water city along the Maas In HC Bekkering, D Hauptmann, J Klatte, & H van Veldhuizen (Eds.), The architecture annual 2004 - 2005. Delft University of Technology (pp. 206-209). Rotterdam: 010 Publishers.
Tan, RE (2006). In search for opposing the generic identity. In V Wang, Q Sheng, & C Sezer (Eds.), Modernization and Regionalism. Re-inventing Urban Identity. Vol. II (pp. 864-867). Delft: International Forum on Urbanism.
Tan, RE (2006). Downtown Disney. Nova terra, 6(4), 12-16.
Tan, RE (2005). Legibility back on the agenda. Atlantis, 16(4), 30-33.