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Melis Ugurlu (b.1993, Istanbul) is an editor, writer, and designer of architecture based in London. She works independently and collaboratively on projects that span interior and furniture design, research and publications, and exhibitions and installations. Melis is a contributing editor of the Avery Review and collaborates with Territorial Agency, currently on the publications of How Heavy is a City? for the 2025 Lisbon Triennale. Previously, Melis was assistant curator at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale, and edited for the Pavilion of Turkey, titled Architecture as Measure and led by Neyran Turan.




︎︎︎The Avery Review
︎︎︎PLAT 6.0 Absence
︎︎︎PLAT 5.5 Re:License
︎︎︎CLOG x Artificial Intelligence

Curatorial, Exhibition, Research

︎︎︎The Pavilion of Turkey, Venice Architecture Biennale 2021
︎︎︎Museum of Lost Volumes
︎︎︎STRAIT, SALT Gallery 


︎︎︎The Elephant in the Gallery
︎︎︎RSVP for Location
︎︎︎The Culture of the Ephemeral, Conglomerate, and Transient
︎︎︎New York Review of Architecture Dispatch: Bowery

Architecture, Interior

︎︎︎The Sloane Street Deli
︎︎︎Christian Louboutin, La Salvada House


︎︎︎Pliable: Bag as Billboard
︎︎︎3 Feet Deep Records

PLAT 5.5 Re: Licens

Type: Print Publication
Position: Editor-in-Chief
Year: 2017


Responding to the legacy of PLAT’s half-issue format, Re: License is invigorated by the question “What does it mean to create discourse around and through a journal?” and serves as a direct response to its preceding issue, 5.0 License. Re: License presents a retrospective look on both License and the history of PLAT on a whole. In curating response, this issue capitalizes on conversation as a medium to capture response, reflecting the way in which Rice Architecture engages in the architectural discourse. Defining conversation as an uncertain, unknown, and incomplete activity, PLAT 5.5 treats License as an open conversation and continues it through capturing reaction, review, and judgment. 
The past editors returned to share their reflections on the process of making their issue; the contributors of 5.0 critiqued their varied interpretations of license and contemplated on the common threads of their submissions; and current faculty, students, and visitors at Rice discussed the topic and its tangents, such as authorship, copyright, influence, fakes, etc. further. PLAT 5.5 Re: License acts as a curator, mediator, and historian all at once.

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