Architecture Department Lecture: “Creativity & Inspirational Muse,” Alper Almelek, FFB-05, 1:30PM February 25 (EN)

Architecture Department Lecture: Creativity & Inspirational Muse

Place: FFB-05
Date: 25/02/2019 Monday
Time: 13:30

Pablo Picasso states, every human being is born as an artist however as the boy/girl faces critics from parents, school teachers and students, he or she becomes very disappointed and loses the touch and passion of art at very early age. Nevertheless, the creativity stays with all life long. The aim of this lecture is to demonstrate with examples how a thought evolves into creativity by means of the preparation phases such as preparing the soul, observation skills, and imagination. As individuals, we will study the effects of creativity by our own exercises during the seminar.

Alper Almelek studied Political Science at the University of Southern Maine (USA) and Music (Opera Singing & Piano) at Sonoma State University (USA). After having worked at several positions for 11 years at his family business Almelek Co., starting from 2006, he worked as Managing Director for Turkey (Country Manager) for Siegwerk Corporation. Since 2014, he has been working as Chairman for both Almelek Co., & VAmatco Co. In the last section of his education life, Almelek studied Executive MBA at Sabancı University (İstanbul). During this education, he also participated in a Certificate Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Leadership & Entrepreneurship. Afterwards at Said Business School, University of Oxford, he studied a Postgraduate Diploma in Organizational Leadership which was part-time and with a thesis and graduated with Distinction in Oct 2017. Almelek started his Keynote Speaker/Lecturer career as of 2nd of April 2016 when he gave his speech on “Leadership and Shakespeare” at TEDx Bahcesehir University.