Hi! I am Gizem, an architect and designer whose work focuses on computational design and synthetic biology. I am interested in using computational tools and models to understand and manipulate complex-emergent systems for innovative design.

I am currently a master's student in Design&Computation Group at MIT Architecture, as well as a mater's student in Synthetic Biology at MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


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Here, the course of creative production is expressed through its main 'pillars' in a relatively chronological order to enable the viewer to navigate through the products easily. At this point, it is important to underline the fact that this representation owes its structure to purely practical reasons; it does not reflect my methodology of design. I do not embrace a chain model which requires the designer to follow certain steps and straight reasoning in order to reach the 'final' design. I believe it is more important to pursue the approach of 'parallel processing', which enables one to scrutinize the design problem across various scales simultaneously.