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We are living at a time that...

The connections between the professions, which are engaged in the shaping of built form, are getting stronger and the differences amongst them are blurring...

Glocal economic context, and emerging social and environmental issues are leading the way to a new set of priorities...

A new generation of ‘urban thinkers’ is emerging...

‘Process’ is becoming more prominent than the ‘product’...

Land+Civilization Compositions is a Randstad [NL] and Istanbul [TR] based office that works and collaborates on issues related to built form, with a portfolio scope from research to design. We seek to interactively and informally brainstorm through some of our current questions about the formation of our built environment, over our past and current work in a variety of countries I contexts.

 

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Jason Hilgefort    Founding Partner

Jason Hilgefort studied at the University of British Columbia and the University of Cincinnati. He has worked with Peter Calthorpe, Rahul Mehrotra, Maxwan, and ZUS. He lead Maxwan’s competition victories in Helsinki, Basel, Kiev, Brussels, Ostrava, Hannover, and Lithuania before winning Europan 11 in Vienna. He subsequently founded Land+Civilization Compositions, a Rotterdam|Hong Kong based studio. Jason academic experience includes Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Finland, Germany, Italy, China and Netherlands. He was a subcurator in the Shenzhen|Hong Kong Urbanism|Architecture Biennale and co-director of its learning platform. Currently, he is the International Director of FUTURE+Aformal Academy. He is a writer and contributor to SITE Magazine.

 
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Merve Bedir    Partner

Merve Bedir graduated from Delft University of Technology (PhD), and Middle East Technical University (BArch). She is a member of Matbakh-Mutfak, a transnational women collective in Gaziantep, and a founding member of MAD (Center for Spatial Justice) in Istanbul. Merve is part of Future+ / Aformal Academy, an independent school for urbanism and art in Shenzhen.