Photography by Kadri Tiganik
Merhaba/Tere/Hi! I am Dila, moving in this world since1990, from Turkey living in Tallinn, Estonia.
I am an artist, designer & researher, in addition, I am a movement experimenter, a certified yoga instructor and an improvisational dance practitioner. I work at the Estonian Academy of Arts as a researcher leading the project called ‘Multi-Sensory Design for Somatic WellBeing’. My research interweaves movement practices, material explorations (textiles & biomaterials) and sensory bodily inquiries. I work in the fields of interactive textiles, Human-Computer-Interaction and material studies.
I engage with soma design, critical design, autoethnography, participatory design and first-person design methods. I am inspired by phenomenology of movement, embodied cognition, aesthetic experiences, phenomenology of illness, care, feminist and post-human theories. I am interested how we may promote the bodily awareness of people living with bodily discomforts such as chronic pain, chronic gut diseases and mental disordes through designing discomforting interactions.
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