Sibel Yasemin Özgan is a PhD Candidate in the Architectural Design Computing Program at Istanbul Technical University where she works as a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Interior Architecture. As a teaching associate, she conducts undergraduate level design studios and some elective courses. Recently, she was invited to the University of Fine Arts in Berlin, Germany as a visiting scholar. Her research interest lies in the relation of computation to histories of culture, arts, crafts and architecture as well as the history of computational design thinking. Her interest on art history led her to participate in the International Training Program of the British Museum in London, where she gained insights into the workings of museums and curatorships.
She was involved in the organization and tutored in the following workshops: Conversation with Crafts, IMIAD 2015 India Workshop and Dynamics of Space in 10.Annual German-Turkish Interior Architects Meeting. http://sibelozgan.com
Begüm Hamzaoğlu is a MSc Candidate in the Architectural Design Computing Program at Istanbul Technical University where she also received her Barch(2014). Her research focuses on the intersection of shape computation, computational making and digital fabrication. She has been involved in a research project on Seljuk Geometric Patterns under the lead of Prof. Mine Özkar since 2015, where she investigates how to compute the making of geometric patterns.
She was involved in the organization and tutored in the following workshops: Spatium – Video Mapping Workshop (2011), Projectile – Interactive Video Mapping Workshop (2015), Making Geometry in Medieval Anatolia (2016), How do we compute design making? An Exercise with Geometric Patterns (2017).