Merve Bedir

Merve Bedir studied architecture at Middle East Technical University (2003). She is the partner of Land+Civilization Compositions, and a PhD candidate at Delft University of Technology. Her recent work focuses on urban transformation, migration and (forced) displacement. She was a freelance curator for the Netherlands Architecture Institute (2013); curator of Vocabulary of Hospitality (Studio X Istanbul, 2015), uncommon river (One Architecture Week, 2015), and Aformal Academy (Shenzhen Biennale, 2015). Merve Bedir was the producer of Agoraphobia (2013), a documentary film on urban transformation in Turkey. Her other works took part in exhibitions of Misericordia (Oudekerk/ Amsterdam, 2016), Bucharest Biennale (2016), Istanbul Design Biennale (2016), Oslo Triennale (2016), Future Architecture Platform (2016). Merve has published in Volume, MONU, Funambulist, Zivot, Quaderns, re-Site among others and her first book, Vocabulary of Hospitality, will be published by Dpr Barcelona (2017). Merve is part of Matbakh-Mutfak (a transnational women collective in Gaziantep) and MAD (Collective for Spatial Justice) in Turkey.