ARCHITECT, AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHER & FILM-MAKER
Hasan was born in Ankara, Turkey and completed his high school education at Levent Lycée, Istanbul. In 1973 he went to study language at Strasboug, France. He then moved to Marseilles to study artichecture. Shortly afterwards, he met Yvonne Antoni in 1978 who had recently moved from Paris. They started soon the Meher Baba group meetings.
In 1981 he received his graduate degree from Unité Pédagogique d'Architecture de Luminy-Marseilles and returned to Turkey. He worked in various offices in France and Turkey.
In 1985 he won, along with Melih Birsel and Nezih Tekinel, for the Üstay Centre shopping and office complex competition.
In 1997, he was appointed site and project manager for the construction of the Archives building in Meherabad, India. By September 1997, he had started working on the site.
Hasan recalls :
It was very beginning with the excavation by hand. There were 40-44 men and women doing this job and living on the site with their children. After 3 months due to my visa duration I
left India and returned to Istanbul, Turkey. During this period of time, we excavated the whole ground where the building will be sit
and the foundations of the foot. Then came to start concrete works for foot foundations and their water insulation with tar.....etc.
Hasan Selisik was the architect of the Archive building and health unit he designed in Meherazad, India.
Hasan stated : I was not a site & project manager, only a helper to the main architect Ted Judson on the site.
Also, with Bal Natu, I was interviewed not at Meherabad hill but at Meherazad in his room.
He joined Ark Limited in 2000.
Hasan has also made many wonderful audio-visual presentations on YouTube.
The following video of photographs are on Don Stevens.
Traveling through Hamirpur in 2019 and the Amartithi of 2019.
A film of photos depicting life in Istanbul in September 2019
A short film of photos depicting life in Istanbul
The following is Hasan Selisik's account that he told Bal Natu which he recorded in July 2000 at Meherabad Hill. It was later published in Bal's book "Tales of Meher Baba's Love".
It tells how both Hasan and his older sister - Ciğdem Selişik Housman came to Meher Baba but also how Yvonne Antoni came into his life later on. He also tells how both Yvonne and her husband Robert Antoni came to Baba as well.
Ciğdem Selışık Housman
The book pages were courtesy of Hasan Selisik.
Book details :
Compiled by : Bal Natu
Published by : Madhav Natu for Friends of Bal Natu, Ahmednagar, India
187 pp. Printed by : Meher Mownavani Publications, Hyderabad, India
Archives Building. Meherazad, India