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Hi, there! I'm Gizem, 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 backgrounds in Bioelectrical Engineering and Synthetic Biology (MIT), Design & Computation (MIT), Architecture (ITU), and a strong drive for steering self-organization to designed ends in social and biological systems!
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.