Burak Taşdizen

Burak Taşdizen is a Research Fellow at Orient-Institut Istanbul, and works within the project “A Cartography of Hair:y_less Masculinities” as part of IRSSC. 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. He 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 situated knowledge productions around design and care through feminist new materialist frameworks, and is ethnographically grounded.  Taşdizen has published his works for diverse audiences in a wide range of formats spanning from peer-reviewed academic journals to artist books. Taşdizen’s research and research-related activities have been supported by Center for Spatial JusticeExpeditions—Research in Applied AnthropologyEASST— 4S Society for Social Studies of Science, and Garp Sessions. Visit his personal website here: https://buraktasdizen.com.