About This Episode

If you're a architectural designer looking to start your own side projects, create content and document your architecture journey to share online, this episode is for you.

I chat with Baran, the content creator behind Arkitolks and asked him about his journey into content creation as well as many other topics.

We also share inspiring anecdotes based on our personal experiences on own platforms like ARCHLOGBOOK and Arkitolks.

Show notes are below.

Show Notes

Timestamps link to Youtube Video

[1:21] - Baran's Architecture journey
[3:13] - Working with engineers (like Baran and his father)
[10:37] - Why Baran started his content platform Arkitolks and lessons learnt along the way
[15:40] - My journey starting ARCHLOGBOOK & new vision for the platform
[18:44] - Discovering what you can do in the world (Concept of Ikigai)
[20:21] - The story behind the name Arkitolks (with an 'O')
[22:53] - The rise of authentic long-form video content on social media
[26:38] - Why I believe IG Reels is the best form of content to focus on now
[35:31] - Baran's advice to young architectural graduates starting out in the industry
[39:59] - Why I believe you should work on side projects apart from having a day job

Baran Demir is a freelance architect and film-maker who graduated from Izmir Institute of Technology in the Department of Architecture. He also runs the platform Arkitolks on Instagram where he documents and shares about his journey.

Follow Baran:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arkitolks/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/baran-demir-arch/

About The Show

ARCHLOGBOOK Chats is a brand new podcast where I, Gabriel Chek, sit down with architecture students, designers, practitioners and academics to discuss the various challenges, achievements and opportunities in the education and practice of Architecture.  

If you would like to join me as a podcast guest, feel free to contact Gabriel at hello@archlogbook.co.  

ARCHLOGBOOK CHATS is available on Youtube, Spotify, Google Podcast and Apple Podcast.


ARCHLOGBOOK is a platform by Gabriel Chek that aims to increase clarity & confidence in young architecture students and designers. I create and share educational content of architectural practice via blog posts, Instagram, ebooks, workshops and videos here on Youtube.  

Follow ARCHLOGBOOK via the following channels:

Website: https://archlogbook.co

Instagram: http://instagram.com/archlogbook

Telegram Channel: http://t.me/archlogbook

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