Burak Taşdizen
Orient-Institut Istanbul
Susam Sokak 16, D. 8
TR—34433 Cihangir – Istanbul
phone +90—212—2936067 ext. 128
e-mail tasdizen@oiist.org


Burak Taşdizen is a Research Fellow in “Human, Medicine, and Society” research field 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 feminist new materialisms, non/human entanglements and situated knowledge makings around design and medicine, and is ethnographically grounded. He is currently a PhD candidate in Design, Technology and Society program at Özyeğin University, and scrutinizes the intersections of design and care as part of his dissertation project. Taşdizen’s research and research-related activities have been supported by Center for Spatial JusticeExpeditions, Research in Applied Anthropology, EASST 4S Society for Social Studies of Science, and Garp Sessions