Füsun Türetken

Theory: Thesis

Füsun Türetken is Professor at HfG Karlsruhe in Germany. Besides that, she also is graduation thesis supervisor at the Bachelor Graphic Design programme of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

Füsun Türetken (1972, Istanbul, Turkey) runs Studio ft., a platform that hacks into contemporary conditions of institutions by supporting collaborative work.

Her PhD at Goldsmiths is titled 'On the Most Powerful Catalyst on the Planet' and provides a reading of conflict and capital through matter, more precisely metal. She has recently shown work at STUK Leuven at 'Rare Earth, Stories from Below', Artefakt 2018; Impakt Festival and Fiber Festival, 2017.

Füsun has been a fellow with Het Nieuwe Instituut in 2016/17. In 2008 she was director of the German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale and has been an editor and curator with Shrinking Cities in Berlin for four years. Her academic background lies in architecture, design and visual culture.

Personal website: www.fusunturetken.com