I'm an architect and synthetic biologist whose work focuses on exploring and exploiting biological systems’ computational capacity, morphogenetic autonomy, and material production ability to innovate self-constructing, living architectures. I have graduate degrees in Synthetic Biology (MIT), Design & Computation (MIT), as well as an undergraduate degree in Architecture (ITU), and most importantly a passion for steering self-organization in social and biological systems to designed ends.
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.