Askin Ozcan (Mentor)
Prof.(Hon.) Architect Askin Ozcan has recently published three of his books, in the U.S.A.
THE SECOND VENICE,( ISBN 1598000888) is a humorous book about an imaginary second Venice, built beside the real Venice, after the Italian Government’s decision to limit the number of tourists to Venice, for its protection.
More details about the book can be obtained from: outskirtspress.com/thesecondvenice
SMALL MIRACLES (ISBN 1598001000) is Mr Ozcan’s second book which came out in the U.S.A. also recently, which contains thirty true stories of small miracles from Mr Ozcan’s life.
More details can be obtained from outskirtspress.com/smallmiracles
Both books are candidates at The TORONTO CITY 2006 BOOK CONTEST.
Both books have been published by OUTSKIRTS PRESS and can be purchased from http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.bn.com/, http://www.borders.com/ , http://www.powells.com/,
http://www.abebooks.com/, as well as many other internet sites or can be ordered through your local bookstore by giving the ISBN number.
Askin Ozcan’s third book LIGHTNING AND A BOUQUET OF ROSES is a poetry collection. Published by PUBLISH AMERICA (ISBN 1-4241-1187-0) Available from http://www.publishamerica.com/ as well as from any of the above internet sites through bookstores.
Mr. Askin Ozcan has been one of the first students at M.E.T.U. (ODTU) Faculty of Architecture, published M.E.T.U’ s first student newspaper ARGOSY in 1960-61, later continued with his studies of urbanisation and architecture at York University and University of Toronto. He lived in nine countries, working with a variety of occupations, ranging from architecture, to teaching, journalism, to tourism. In 1967-68, he worked as the reporter of The Travel Trade Gazette International, in Turkey. Later he was the Associate Secretary General of I.A.E.W.P. for ten years, a UN allied non-government organisation active in peace and environmental education, in over 100 countries.
Now, Mr Ozcan devotes most of his time to writing. Next year, also his short story collection will be published in the U.S:A, under the title WISDOM IN SMILE. He has also written ARCHITECTURE AND EDUCATION : AN INTERFACE, comprising of articles on architecture and education, for which he is looking for a university press to publish.
Mr Ozcan, has been awarded the symbolic Count title by the German Prince Prof.Dr. Karl Heinrich Fromm Von Hohenstaufen und Derneck and has been appointed as one of the counsellors to the International St.Lukas Academy which is established in 1475 and has also been awarded an honorary doctorate and an honorary professor title by the same Academy.
He is also an honorary member at Ö.Albert Schweizer Gesellschaft, Academie Europeene des arts and Minister Delegate and Senator of THE INTERNATIONAL PARLIAMENT FOR SAFETY AND PEACE (HQ: Italy, active in 135 countries. An intergovernmental organisation.)
ABOUT Prof(h.c.) Architect ASKIN OZCAN
Born in Turkey 1940. Currently residing in Sweden.
1957 – Graduation from P.S. du PONT H.S., Wilmington, Del. U.S.A.
Attended through an American Field Service International Scholarship
1957-58 - ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY (economics)
1958-61 – MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, Ankara, Turkey
Was the editor and the publisher of the University’s newspaper ARGOSY in
summer 1959 – attended University of Oslo on a Norwegian Govt. scholarship
summer 1960- practice in architectural office of BBC- Mannheim, Germany
1961-62 Practice in architectural office in Copenhagen, Denmark
1962-64 Teacher-Officer, Turkish Army
summers 1963-64 courses and Certificate in TEFL (Istanbul Institute of Pedagogy)
1964-67 Various jobs in Istanbul, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway.
1967 Manager A.T.A. Tourism Ltd. London, England
1968 Reporter Travel Trade Gazette International (London) in Turkey.
1969 Vice President, CTRC, Cambridge, Mass. USA
1970-71 YORK UNIVERSITY – Toronto, Canada, Study in Urbanisation (3 terms)
1971-74 UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO – School of architecture , B.Arch. (professional)
1974-76 Working as architect in Montreal with various architectural companies.
1976-1997 Teaching in Stockholm, Sweden, as state employed teacher for immigrant youth.
1988-2000 Also Associate Secretaray General for I.A.E.W.P. (Intern. Assoc. of Educators for World Peace) and for two years their U.N. Delegate in Vienna and Geneva
1958 - “ I lived one year like an American “ Picture article in HAYAT (Top Turkish weekly)
1960-61 Editor and Publisher of University newspaper ARGOSY at M.E.T.U. in Ankara
1968 Weekly articles on Turkish tourism in Travel Trade Gazette International (UK)
1978 Article in Swedish Teachers’ magazine Lärar Tidningen “How did I interest my students ?”
1979 Two articles in HOS (Pedagogical Journal) in Sweden
1990 Articles on Peace education in PEACE EDUCATION - INDIA
2004-2005 Over 80 articles in HURRIYET Daily, leading newspaper of Turkey.
PUBLISHED BOOKS :
THE SECOND VENICE (humor) 2005 ISBN 1598000888 (Outskirts Press)
SMALL MIRACLES 2005 ISBN 1598001000 (Outskirts Press)
LIGHTNING AND A BOUQUET OF ROSES (poetry) 2006 ISBN 14241110
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