I am a designer and design educator.
I have received my Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Product Design from Middle East Technical University and my MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art; worked for London based designer Faye Toogood as Head of Product Design.
I design furniture, public furniture, accessories, toys and games; and rituals and spells.I also teach at the İstanbul Bilgi University and Bahçeşehir University; give design workshops, organize exhibitions and write on relations between craft, design and education.
In my personal work I investigate how people engage (and have done so) with human-made, both on a physical and cultural level. I explore the implicit language of materials and form of things; the meanings and histories surrounding the objects and the associations attached to the things that occupy the everyday environment. I collect, combine and transpose these references to design objects and narratives that are based on visual and physical memory, where the subjective borders about position and capacity of things are not strict but multiple.
I am half of a design coven object*oriented*magic, who designs spell recipes that embeds superstitious narrative to everyday objects, by researching and employing the vernacular esoteric knowledge.
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