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Invited to contribute to the United Nations Rio+20, India Program

Rio+20 is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Earth Summit 2012. As a part of Rio+20, India Program aims to reach a million citizens.

I was kindly invited to contribute in order to initiate some thoughts forward. My proposal is titled: ParaMaterial Topographies for the Built Environment.

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236), and taken place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012.  Rio+20 is considered as an historic opportunity to define pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for human.

Rio Earth Summit 2012 India Program is led by Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC) in association Rio+20 – UNCSD to promote the objectives of UNCSD 2012. The program is a tool to achieve the One Million Rios commitment which is accepted and listed by United Nations Rio+20. The Rio+20 India Program aims to take Rio+20 goals to a million Indians by December 2012. IARC has officially committed to UNCSD that the message that comes out of Rio+20 will be taken to one million Indians by December 2012 – One Million Rios.


Article Published in DEARQ: Journal of Architecture

The article of Sevil Yazici (ParaMaterial) titled “Computing Through Holistic Systems Design Method: Material Formations Workshop” is published in  DEARQ*: Journal of Architecture, p: 90-101.




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Article published 

Yazici, Sevil: 2010, Creating Space with Material Intelligence, Mimarlikta Malzeme, Vol. 05 No.15, pp. 53-63, Turkish Chamber of Architects Press, Istanbul, (ISSN 13066501)

Article published

Yazici, S.: 2009, Innovative Material Systems, Mimarlikta Malzeme, Vol. 04 No. 14, pp.42-48, Turkish Chamber of Architects Press, Istanbul (ISSN 13066501)