Dilek Öztürk has an undergraduate degree from Yıldız Technical University Faculty of Architecture and graduate degree from Istanbul Bilgi University department of Visual Communication Design. Dilek Öztürk continues her work in the fields of design consultancy and curation for local and global projects, generating content about architecture and design, writing for magazines such as Frame and Platform and lecturing the critical aspect of design at the architecture school of Istanbul Bilgi University.
IN-BETWEEN Design Platform is generating projects aiming to create value through design, bringing designers, industry and academy together through a representative platform.
Bilgen Coşkun and Dilek Öztürk talked with architects and urban planners Christelle Lahoud, Pontus Westerberg and Klas Groth from UN-Habitat about designing smart cities through participatory planning approaches.
Bilgen Coşkun and Dilek Öztürk talked with sociologist and Living Cities member Jennie Björstad, about social inclusion, “yes culture” and the role volunteers for urban development.