Burak Taşdizen

Burak Taşdizen is a Research Associate in “Human, Medicine, and Society” research field at Orient-Institut Istanbul, and works as the project coordinator for the project “Cartography of Hair:y_less Masculinities“.

Taşdizen completed his undergraduate and graduate education at Middle East Technical University Department of Industrial Design. He wrote an ethnography of knitting practice over a women’s knitting community, focusing on the micro-economies surrounding the knitting pattern and skill during which he received Course Performance Award from METU Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences.

Taşdizen worked as a Research Assistant at Özyeğin University Department of Industrial Design between 2016-2019 and taught undergraduate design studio. Taşdizen’s research focuses on vulnerable (non)human populations and their relations to technologies, and is ethnographically grounded. Taşdizen continues his PhD education in Design, Technology and Society program at Özyeğin University, and scrutinizes the care networks designed and maintained by citizens in Istanbul for the well-being of street cats of Istanbul and interrogates these assemblages’ design activist potentials.

Taşdizen’s research has been supported by Center for Spatial Justice and Expeditions, Research in Applied Anthropology.