POLITICS OF RESEARCH
Ebru Kurbak (AT/TR)
The artist and designer Ebru Kurbak deals with the political dimensions inscribed into everyday places, technologies, and routines. She questions how this design of the common influences our values, practices, and ideologies.
In her lecture, Kurbak presents current and future projects: artistic and experimental design works that investigate how production, change, and display of knowledge can function as forms of designing power relations.
For her project INFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, which tries to change common traditional role expectations and the theme of integration through precise questions, Kurbak received the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Design Award at the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK 2015. She was recently given an Art + Technology Grant by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).