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TEDxCooperUnion- Fiyel Levent- Architecture and the Silk Road

Fiyel Levent was born and raised in New York City, and holds a Bachelor in Architecture from The Cooper Union, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Literature from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Upon returning to New York from Scotland, she began working at Anik Pearson Architect, and has since managed various architectural projects ranging from ground-up buildings to apartment renovations.In 2007, Fiyel Levent was awarded the Deborah J. Norden Travel Grant to Andalucia, Spain through The Architectural League. In 2009, she launched her own studio, exhibiting work at various galleries that drew inspiration from her interest in Central Asian and Islamic Architecture. Fiyel aims to design and build custom architectural installations which achieve something close to the sublime in their relationship to light. In 2010, she was awarded the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant from The Center for Architecture. Fiyel has given lectures at The Urban Center for Architecture, The Cooper Union, Parsons and RPI.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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