RESEARCH

Taşdizen’s research focuses on situated knowledge productions around design and care through feminist new materialist frameworks, and is ethnographically grounded. He has published his works for diverse audiences in a wide range of formats spanning from peer-reviewed academic journals to artist books and science communication publications. His research and research-related activities have been supported by Center for Spatial Justice, Expeditions—Research in Applied Anthropology, EASST4S Society for Social Studies of Science, Garp Sessions, Well Gedacht Publishing and Poedat. He writes in Turkish and in English.


THESES / BOOKS

Şahinol, Melike, Taşdizen, Burak, & Başkavak, Gülşah. 2022. Hair:y_less Masculinities. A Cartography. Melike Şahinol (in cooperation with perspectivia.net). https://doi.org/10.25360/01-2022-00000

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. 2021. “İnsandan Öte Bir İstanbul Düşlemek: Sakat Şehrin Kedi Evleri”. MADjournal 2: 124 — 133.

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

23.11.2021: “Cinsiyetlendirilmiş Hijyen: Erkeklerde Saç ve Kıl Bakım Pratikleri”, with Melike Şahinol and Gülşah Başkavak, STS: Bir Disiplin Olarak Kimlik İnşası organized by STS Turkey, 22-24 November 2021, online.

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).

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”