Tuğçe Karataş


Tuğçe Karataş's participation is supported by SAHA.

Tuğçe Karataş(b.1989, Turkey) is an independent designer and contemporary design curator. Trained in Design at ESAD (Porto) and in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University (London), she specialises in the dissemination of design through media, curatorial practice, research and writing.

Throughout her studies in London, she developed particularly participatory projects for Design Museum, Crafts Council, Maggie’s Centre, Science Museum by pursing her curiosity for the potential of emerging interpretive tools for engaging audiences with design curation. Following her graduation, she assisted and curated exhibitions for several museums and institutions such as Design Museum, Crafts Council, Architectural Association, Contemporary Art Society and Somerset House in London. Her research specifically engages with the notion of the curated environment as a stage for intellectual exchange – for collaborating, experimenting and cultural producing. Lately, as a co-founder of Design Atlas Tuğçe has the mission of curating international projects with designers through creative interventions for collaborative intellectual exchange. Design Atlas is the new age design community which involves, evolves and collaborates in the experience of the designer. She helps developing professional identity and image for the creative communities while researching through digital histories and gender in design history.