Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk is a lecturer in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast, the UK. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture at Middle East Technical University and her PhD degree in Architectural Design at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. She practiced as a professional architect in Istanbul and Amsterdam. She was a researcher at University of Pennsylvania, the USA and University College Dublin, Ireland, and taught at Philadelphia University, the USA, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. In her research, she focuses on cinema and the city, architecture and film, architectural media and communication, and architectural design and theory.