Podcast Episode

Starting Out In Content Creation (W/ Baran Demir, Arkitolks)

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.

May 19, 2022

In this episode, 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.

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

Architecture Siol! is a podcast from Gabriel Chek featuring Stories, Issues, Opportunities, Learnings within Architecture.

Tune in as Gabriel chats with fellow architects, designers and students to discover more about them and their ‘badass’ work in the architectural industry in Singapore and beyond.

siol - Singaporean slang (Singlish). Commonly used at the end of a sentence to emphasize the 'badass' qualities of someone/something.

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