Gözde Sarlak-Krämer

Gözde Sarlak-Krämer is a Berlin-based urban planner/researcher trained both in Turkey and Germany. She finds inspiration in questions in architecture and urban planning focusing on issues of spatial justice, politics of the everyday life, ecology and commons alongside feminist methodologies and quantitative & ethnographic research methods. Formerly, she worked as a full-time TA in Turkey at Istanbul’s Bilgi University in the Architecture & Design Faculty (2013-2016). Alongside her own practice, she has collaborated with different collectives (raumlaborberlin, raumtaktik, ON/OFF). And since early 2018, she has been a doctoral candidate at the TU Berlin Habitat Unit. In her doctoral research, she aims to investigate, on one hand, ambiguity as a concept that is enhanced by state and local level politics through legal frameworks and on the other, how under these circumstances citizens are appropriating, enacting, inhabiting spaces and processes to maintain their livelihoods.