My name is Gizem, I'm a synthetic biologist and architect, focusing on self-organization by design (both in social and biological systems).

After having explored in architecture school the design of self-organizing dynamics in human social systems (through projects at the urban scale), since I started grad school in 2015, I have been investigating the design of self-organizing dynamics in biological systems (through projects at the cellular scale), with the ultimate goal of …

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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.