Selçuk Balamir


Selçuk Balamir is a designer, researcher and organiser, working at the intersections of creative production, radical politics and ecological transition.

He co-developed Climate Games (transmedia event enabling peer-to-peer disobedience) and Shell Must Fall (grassroots campaign targeting shareholder meetings). He co-initiated the housing projects NieuwLand (postcapitalist urban commune), and de Nieuwe Meent (cooperative based on commoning). His PhD in Cultural Analysis at UvA is on commoning practices in postcapitalist design. He currently teaches eco-social design at WdKA Rotterdam and is a BAK 2020 Fellow researching intersectional tools for political activation.

Selçuk engaged with the MA Artistic Research department as part of our Research Week Intensive Covid-19 and the Climate Emergency.