Pınar Akkurt, is an artist and designer focused on upcycling. In her work she uses everyday objects that are easy to access and materials that would otherwise end up in the trash. She mostly makes sculptures and spatial installations. She is trying to form fresh visual languages and design sustainable systems at different scales.
An important part of her life is making and experimenting. Akkurt is also the founder of "Upcycling Library", a platform that explores different uses of waste materials and archives simple examples, and organizes research workshops on upcycling with design students. She produces projects with design schools and initiatives in Turkey and abroad. She participates in exhibitions.