Dr Gul Kacmaz Erk is an architect and senior lecturer (associate professor) in Architecture at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK. Her interest in cinema has started more than 20 years ago, and she has been doing research on ‘architecture and film’ as well as ‘cinema and the city’ ever since. She also uses film in her teaching. Gul studied architecture at Middle East Technical University and Istanbul Technical University, and did research at the University of Pennsylvania and University College Dublin. Before joining Queen's in 2011, she taught at Philadelphia University, Delft University of Technology, and Izmir University of Economics. Gul has attended conferences, run workshops and published in many countries. Among other publications, she has a little book entitled Architecture and Cinema: A Relation of Representation Based on Space. She is the founding director of CACity: Cinema and Architecture in the City Collaborative Research Group (www.cacity.org). Gul works with refugees bringing her background in architecture and film to the table. See also https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/gul-kacmaz-erk.