THESES / BOOKS

Taşdizen, Burak. 2020. İnsandan Öte Bir İstanbul Düşlemek [Imagining A More-than-human Istanbul]. For Center for Spatial Justice.  

Taşdizen, Burak. 2017. Politics of the Knitting Pattern: Ethnography of Knitting Practice and a Women’s Knitting Community. Master’s thesis. Supervised by Harun Kaygan.


BOOK CHAPTERS

Taşdizen, Burak. 2020. “İnsanın Dışında, Tasarımın Ötesinde: Sokak Kedileri, Geçici Birleştirmeler ve Tasarım Aktivizmi.” In Türkiye’de STS: Bilim ve Teknoloji Çalışmalarına Giriş, eds. Aydan Turanlı, Melike Şahinol and Arsev Aydınoğlu. Istanbul: İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi. pp. 225-242.

JOURNAL ARTICLES


Taşdizen, Burak. “İnsandan Öte Bir İstanbul Düşlemek: Sakat Şehrin Kedi Evleri”. forthcoming.

Şahinol, Melike, and Burak Taşdizen. 2021. “Medicalised Masculinities in Turkey and Iran: The Eigensinn of Hair in Hair Transplantation.” Somatechnics 11(1). doi: 10.3366/soma.2021.0339

Taşdizen, Burak. 2021. “#ÖneÇıkarılanProfil’ler, #SağlamTipler ve Diğerleri: Hornet’in Anlık Bir Fotoğrafı” Beyond Istanbul, Mekanda Adalet ve Toplumsal Cinsiyet, eds. Zeynep Gülru Göker and Cenk Özbay.  

Taşdizen, Burak. 2020. “Knitting unruly kinships through design, a world-making assemblage.” EASST Review 39(2). 

Erözçelik, Alayça, and Burak Taşdizen. 2017. “Designing on the Spot: Learning from the Social Design Projects in Gökçeada/Imbros Island.” The Design Journal 20, no. sup1: S1751-S1764. doi: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352696


Taşdizen, Burak, and Harun Kaygan. 2016. “Ahlak Dışı Nesneler: Ulus’ ta Kentsel Dönüşümün bir Psikocoğrafyası.” Ankara Araştırmaları Dergisi/Journal of Ankara Studies 4(2): 89-103. doi: 10.5505/jas.2016.38257


ESSAYS

Taşdizen, Burak. 2021. “Feral (Im)mobilities”. Locomotion. Ed. İpek Burçak. Berlin & Vienna: Well Gedacht Publishing.

Taşdizen, Burak. 2021. “Three Material Tales of Babakale”. Garp Sessions 2020: Fictional Protocols and Desirable Futures.

Taşdizen, Burak and Övgü Ülgen. 2015. “Enter and exit Ankara: The five new gates of the Turkish capital”. Mashallah News, 6 May 2015.

INVITED TALKS

2021: Talk at Poedat: “Tasarım-Bakım Dolanıklıkları: Alanyazının Konuştukları”; “Tasarımı İnsan Olmayanlara Açmak: Sahanın Söyledikleri”

2021: Talk at ITU Industrial Design Contemporary Issues in Design “Care as Design: Urban Cats and Affordance Assemblages of Istanbul”

2020: Talk at the Orient-Institut Istanbul “Cartography of Hair:y_less Masculinities: An Introduction” with Melike Şahinol

2017: Talk at Istanbul Medipol University “Politics of the Knitting Pattern: Ethnography of Knitting Practice and a Women’s Knitting Community”

2016: Talk at SALT Galata
Welcome speech for “Multidisciplinary Thinking: Empowering Women Through Design”collaboration with KEDV & Livstycket as part of 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial


CONFERENCE PAPERS


16.09.2021: “Entangled Empowerment: Connecting Shared Hair Transplantation Practices for Men in Turkey and Iran”, with Melike Şahinol, Connecting Themes: Contested Knowledge in a Connected World Conference organized by Max Weber Foundation, 16-17 September 2021, Berlin, (Germany). 

08.08.2021: “Colonizing Men’s Bodies: Natureculture Metaphors Around Hair Transplantation”,  with Melike Şahinol, “The Re-invention of Traditions in the Middle East”, I U A E S International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences Commission on the Middle East Annual Conference in cooperation with Orient-Institut Istanbul, 7-9 August 2021, online. 

19.08.2020: “Dis/media Assemblages Surrounding the Care for Street Cats of Istanbul”, EASST + 4S Joint Conference: Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds, 18-21 August 2020, online.

18.08.2020: “Everyday Cyborgs: Men with Implanted/Transplanted Hair and its Eigensinn”, with Melike Şahinol, EASST + 4S Joint Conference: Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds, 18-21 August 2020, online.

12.09.2019: “#SağlamTipler: An Exploration of Idealised Masculinity on Hornet”, 2. Uluslararası Erkekler ve Erkeklikler Sempozyumu, 12-14 September 2019, organized by Eleştirel Erkeklik İncelemeleri İnisiyatifi / Iniative for Critical Studies of Masculinities coordination, supported by Özyeğin University, Raoul Wallenberg Institute und Research Worldwide Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey).

10.05.2016: “Between open-source and commerce: micropolitics of authorship and originality in a knitting community”, 15th Annual STS Conference: Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, 9–10 May 2016, organized by Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt | Vienna | Graz (STS), the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) und The Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS) coordination, Graz (Austria).

15.05.2015. “Immoral objects: A psychogeography of gentrification in Ulus”, 4T: Design in Times of Turmoil, with Harun Kaygan, 14-15 May 2015, organized by 4T Tasarım ve Tasarım Tarihi Topluluğu / 4T Design and Design History Society coordination, Yaşar University, İzmir (Turkey).


ORGANIZED WORKSHOPS

2020: “Technology and the Body: Care, Empowerment and the Fluidity of Bodies”. Orient-Institut Istanbul. Collaboration with Melike Şahinol and Robert Langer.

2019-2017: “Beyond its Function”. Özyeğin University. Collaboration with Pelin Günay.

2017: “Becerikli İnsanlar”. Özyeğin Üniversitesi. Collaboration with Sinem Sayar and Nahıl Dükkan.

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS


21.01.2020: “Posthuman Feminist Theory: Body Modification and Empowerment”, Technology and the Body: Care, Empowerment and the Fluidity of Bodies, 21 January 2020, organized by Orient-Institut Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey).
28.12.2019: “İnsanın Dışında, Tasarımın Ötesinde: Sokak Hayvanları, Geçici Birleştirmeler ve Tasarım Aktivizmi”, MAD Araştırma Çalıştayı, 27-28 December 2019, organized by Mekanda Adalet Derneği / Center for Spatial Justice, Istanbul (Turkey).

11.05.2019: “#SağlamTipler: Hornet’te idealize edilen erkekliğin bir araştırması”, Türkiye’de Erkeklik Çalışmaları: Sorunlar ve İmkanlar, 10-11 May 2019, organized by Eleştirel Erkeklik İncelemeleri İnisiyatifi / Iniative for Critical Studies of Masculinities coordination, supported by Özyeğin University, Raoul Wallenberg Institute und Research Worldwide Istanbul, Istanbul (Turkey).

9.04.2016: “Social Media in a Knitting Community in Ankara, Turkey”, Social Media in Turkey: Uses and impacts in Social and Political Life, 9 April 2016, organized by British Institute Ankara, METU, Ankara (Turkey).


WORKSHOP REPORTS


Rieck, Katja, Melike Şahinol and Burak Taşdizen. 2020.“Iterations of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Themes and Problem Spaces in Turkey, Iran and Germany,” Orient-Institut Istanbul Blog, 31 July 2020.
Taşdizen, Burak. 2020. “Internal Workshop: Technology and the Body: Care, Empowerment and the Fluidity of Bodies,” Max Weber Foundation Knowledge Unbound Blog, 30 March 2020.


INTERVIEWS


Interview with Milan Vukašinović of ANAMEFeline Entanglements – Commons, Compassion, and Care

Chat with Epicene

Interview with Max Weber StiftungThe Medicalization of Bodies Is a Gendered Practice”





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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


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