Taşdizen taught design studio at undergraduate level and conducted design workshops for non-designers at Özyeğin University Department of Industrial Design between 2016—2019.

Taşdizen chooses to stay critical of mainstream design curricula, and attempts to attain more inclusive understandings of designing not excluding novel everyday user_designer practices. In his syllabi-writing, he consciously deconstructs market-driven product categories utilizing a thematic approach intertwined with a focus on practices.

Below is a list of selected studios and workshops Taşdizen has supervised.

︎︎︎Drones beyond Military
    with Ali İlhan and Şule Koç

︎︎︎Healthy Food Networks
    with Ali İlhan and Şule Koç

︎︎︎Form Studies
    with Işıl Oygür

︎︎︎Transforming Furniture
    with Işıl Oygür

︎︎︎Beyond its Function
    with Pelin Günay

︎︎︎Becerikli İnsanlar


CONDUCTED WORKSHOPS


Beyond its function
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Workshop Series, 2017—2019

Beyond its Function is a workshop series that explores the material affordances of objects with non-designer high-schoolers, participants who have an interest in but are not (yet) trained in design. The workshop aims to challenge and dissolve the prevalent notion of ‘function’ in design discourse, and challenges participants to think beyond conventional, designed functions towards engaged, materially unbounded interactions.

Beyond its Function started in 2017 by the research assistants Burak Taşdizen and Pelin Günay at Özyeğin University as part of Özyeğin University Summer School for Highschool Students Architecture and Design Module. The workshop continued in 2019.



Participant works from Beyond its Function 2017. Photographs: Burak Taşdizen, Pelin Günay.

Becerikli İnsanlar 

Workshop Series, 2017

Becerikli İnsanlar is a workshop series that brings together amateur designers and design students to expand on the notion of design as a skilled practice, and to cultivate learning of skills outside institutional design curricula. The workshop series comprised of two successive workshop each of which focused on a different skill: knitting and sewing. The workshop series was funded and hosted by Özyeğin University Faculty of Architecture and Design. 


Poster designs: Burak Taşdizen




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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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