SERVICE TO COMMUNITY

Taşdizen was involved in the organisation of various events for diverse audiences spanning from academic conferences and workshops to science communication events in the form of film forums. Below is a selected list of events which he (co)organised. 
ORGANISED PUBLIC EVENTS

2021
“Iran at the Crossways”  
Organised with Katja Rieck, Shahrzad Irannejad,
Raphaela Rössler, Gülşah Başkavak, Sercan Sever.
Orient-Institut Istanbul, Hamburg, Germany. Online.

2019
“Cyborg Encounters”
Organised with Melike Şahinol, Ayşe Melis Okay, Beyza Dilem Toptal, Burak Kaynar, Umut Özöver, Öykü Sorgun, Pelin Günay.
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.

ORGANISED DESIGN WORKSHOPS

2019-2017
“Beyond its Function”
Organised with Pelin Günay. 
Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey. 

2017
“Becerikli İnsanlar”
Organised with Sinem Sayar and Nahıl Dükkan.
Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey.

ORGANISED ACADEMIC EVENTS

2016
World Design Talks “Traffic Congestion”
Organised with Alpay Er and World Design Organisation.
ATÖLYE, Istanbul, Turkey.


Participant drawing during World Design Talks “Traffic Congestion”. Source: WDO.
GUEST LECTURES 

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”

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


Poster for Poedat talks. Source: Poedat.

INVITED COLLABORATION

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


Tote bag prototype exhibited during  “Multidisciplinary Thinking: Empowering Women Through Design”. Tote bag reads “copy” on one side, “open source” on the other. Conceptualisation: Burak Taşdizen. Execution: KEDV.