I'm Gizem, an architect & synthetic biologist, working on developing programmable, self-constructing biological structures by design.
My overarching scientific goal is to investigate social and biological systems' capacity for self-organization, as well as to develop methods for harnessing this capacity for an efficient bottom-up governance of these complex systems.
Currently, my primary project is to create a synthetic (mammalian) biobot swarm that can execute ...
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.