Istanbul Bilgi University | Turkey
Nurgül Yardım is an architect and founder of Anylab Experimental Studio. She hosts Anylabtalks podcast, where interviews with architects, designers and makers. Trained as an architect, Nurgul spent eight years in global architectural practices in Istanbul. She received her degree in Bachelor of Architecture from Middle East Technical University (2009) with a mansion prize at Archiprix graduation project, and her MA degree at the Interdisciplinary Urban Design program of Istanbul Technical University (2011). Nurgul continues her PhD in Communication at Istanbul Bilgi University, researching “Investigating the characteristics of makerspaces through case studies in London to identify the impacts of
community, space and production”. Anylab is a resident at Somerset House, London having broad design areas from exhibition design to architectural projects. Nurgul’s latest project “Pop-Up Makerlands” selected as co-chair pick in “Design in An Age of Crisis” global open call and will be exhibited in 2021 June at London Design Biennale.