Pınar Akkurt is an artist and designer focused on upcycling. She makes various experiments using easy-to-reach everyday objects and soon-to-be-waste materials. She is trying to form fresh visual languages and design sustainable systems at different scales. An important part of her life is doing and trying, Akkurt is also the founder of The Upcycling Library, a platform for research and archive simple samples.
Selime Büyükgöze is a lecturer, and a volunteer at Purple Roof Women’s Shelter Foundation. Selime Büyükgöze (1984, İstanbul) earned her master’s degree at İstanbul Bilgi University on Cultural Studies and her doctorate degree in communication Sciences program. In her doctorate thesis she studied the stylistic expressions of memory in Turkish Cinema. She works as a doctoral lecturer at İstanbul Ayvansaray University in the New Media and Communications Department. Since 2011 she has been a volunteer at Purple Roof Foundation.