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

After having explored the impact of top-down design on self-organization of human social systems in architecture school (through projects at the urban scale), I have been designing self-organizing biological systems in grad school (through projects at the cellular scale) since 2015, with the ultimate goal …

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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.