Dilşad Aladağ is an architect and urbanist whose practice is grounded in art, research, heritage and ecology. Her focus lies in examining the historiography of transformations with a particular emphasis on spatial and ecological subjects and the performances of power and resilience.

Delving into multi-species processes and stories surrounding these transformations through archival and field research shapes her artistic process. She reveals intersections, overlaps, conflicts and other forms of constellations to shape narratives through them as possibilities for poetic and political dialogues.

Her individual practices and collective projects, such as the Plankton Project and The Garden of (not) Forgetting and Hajde have been supported by various grants including the SALT Research Funds (2018), SAHA Sustainability Fund (2020, 2022, 2023), Bauhaus University Women's Promotion Fund (2021), and Culture CIVIC Grassroots Program (2022, 2023). Her works have been shown on diverse platforms, including Kunsthaus Hamburg, DEPO Istanbul, Franconia Jewish Museum, Daadgalerie, and Salt Research and Programs.

She received her undergraduate degree from the Department of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University and completed her master's in European Urban Studies at the Bauhaus University of Weimar. Her master’s thesis entitled ‘‘Narrating the Discordant: Research Exhibitions on Modernist Architecture in Turkey’’ focused on the intention, position and influence of curatorial practices in architecture in Turkey. 

Currently she is a doctorate student at the Bauhaus University Arts and Design PhD Program as Heinrich Böll Foundation Doctorate Scholarhip holder. She is involved in various other artistic research and production processes, including the Mahsul Initiative’s project exhibition and her upcoming artistic publication entitled TAKLAK.

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