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Billur Turan

MA work

According to Daniel Miller, objects ensure normative behaviour because we are unconscious of their capacity to do so. Would becoming aware of this process empower the individual? Could objects help us to transform our own bodies, souls, thoughts? Would forming new habits act as a catalyst for social change?

As I deal with these questions in my design process, I focus on how objects transform and support the body, as they become integral to the body’s memory along with associated gestures and sensations. The context of the home as an extension of bodily habits and as a support for routines is also important.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2010

  • According to Daniel Miller, objects ensure normative behaviour because we are unconscious of their capacity to do so. Would becoming aware of this process empower the individual? Could objects help us to transform our own bodies, souls, thoughts? Would forming new habits act as a catalyst for social change?

    As I deal with these questions in my design process, I focus on how objects transform and support the body, as they become integral to the body’s memory along with associated gestures and sensations. The context of the home as an extension of bodily habits and as a support for routines is also important.

  • Degrees

  • MA, Design Products, Royal College of Art, 2010; BSc, Endüstri Ürünleri Tasarimi Bölümü, Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Turkey, 2006
  • Experience

  • Designer, Paolo Zani Design Studio , Milan, Italy, 2007/8; Design internship, ElaCindorukNazanPak jewelry workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005; Design internship, Anadolu Cam Sanayi A.S. Topkapi Factory, Istanbul, Turkey, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • HotelRCA, Ventura Lambrate , Milan, Italy, 2010; Crisis Shop: Sold Out!, Milan Furniture Fair, Seves Glassblock Showroom, Milan, Italy, 2009; TS15, Istanbul Design Week, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006; Unique Art, Istanbul Design Week, Istanbul, Turkey, 2005
  • Awards

  • 2010; Second prize, Department of Industrial Product Design Academic Award, 2006; Istanbul Technical University Scholarship of Success, 2006