Elif Simge Fettahoğlu-Özgen

M.Arch, PhD Candidate, Research and Teaching Associate

Professorship of Urban Design
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 München

T +49-89-289-28373 
E-Mail: elifsimge.oezgen@tum.de


Elif Simge Fettahoğlu-Özgen Elif Simge Fettahoğlu Özgen is an architect, urban designer and researcher. She studied architecture at Yeditepe University (2007) and completed her MA in Architectural Design in 2009 at Istanbul Bilgi University where she worked as a research assistant and lecturer until 2017 following her assistant curatorship at 'Istanbul 1910-2010 City, Built Environment and Architectural Culture Exhibition in 2010. 

As a part of the Research, Publication and Communication team in Tabanlıoğlu Architects, she has been involved in numerous international installations, exhibitions and publications including Port City Talks Istanbul-Antwerp ( MAS Museum, Antwerp, 2015), Beloved (London Design Biennale 2016, Victoria and Albert Museum, London), Stage 0: Travelogue (Architekturgalerie München, 2018) and Recomposing AKM ( Architektur Galerie Berlin, 2018) 

Since 2018, she is a research associate at Munich Technical University Professorship of Urban Design, where she is involved with research projects and teaching in Urban Design Research Studios with a focus on everyday city, infrastructures and mobilities. She is currently a PhD Candidate at Istanbul TU with her dissertation ''Tracing Territories: A Cartographic Timeline of Northern Istanbul'' 

She is an occasional photographer and videographer, and interested in producing enticing visual narratives.  


  • Infrastructures and Urban Development
  • Airports, Airport led Urban Development, and Airport Landscapes
  • Urban Mega Projects
  • Urban Development of Istanbul
  • Urban Robotics
  • Mapping 
  • Visualization

  • Informing Air and Ground. Infrastructural Blind Spots
  • Deep Adaptation in Urban Design
  • Urban Robotics(Seed Fund)