Avsar Gurpinar

I live, teach and design in the UK. I am a lecturer in Loughborough University, School of Design and Creative Arts. I am a co-founder of Ambiguous Standards Institute. I am a member of Design Research Society, a reviever for The Design Journal, an occasional critic for DAMN and Monu magazines and autodidactic tennis player.

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03.07.1982

Artist, scholar, designer, engineer


I live, teach and design in the UK. I am a lecturer in Loughborough University, School of Design and Creative Arts. I am a co-founder of Ambiguous Standards Institute. I am a member of Design Research Society, a reviever for The Design Journal, an occasional critic for DAMN and Monu magazines and autodidactic tennis player.

2021-... lecturer @ loughborough university / school of design and creative arts
ph.d. supervision:  Research on Creative Products Service Design from the Perspective of Regional Culture, Li Zhang

2014-2021 assistant professor @ istanbul bilgi university / faculty of architeture / department of industrial product design
studios:
velocity // domesticity // plasticity // electricity
courses:
Metropolises and DesignHistory of Design; 
Design, Culture and Everyday Life

2013-2014 lecturer @ istanbul bilgi university / faculty of architecture / industrial product design
courses:
ARCH/IND/ID 111/112 Basic Design
ARCH/IND/ID 103/104 Design Communication
ID 320 Contemporary Product Design

2011-2013 research assistant @ istanbul bilgi university / faculty of architecture / industrial product design
courses:
ARCH/IND/ID 111/112 Basic Design
ARCH/IND/ID 103/104 Design Communication
ID 179/180 Introduction to Product Design

2010-2011 part-time lecturer @ istanbul bilgi university / faculty of communication
courses:
VCD 179/180 Images, Sounds and Cultures I-II
2009-2010 part-time lecturer @ kadir has university / faculty of communication
courses:
CD 305 Design Concepts and Contemporary Art
CD 418 Art Workshop

2006-2011 teaching assistant & lecturer @ sabanci university / faculty of arts and social sciences
courses:
HUM202 Major Works of Western Art
HUM212 Major Works of Modern Art

2009-2014 ph.d. in industrial product design @ istanbul technical university
2006-07 digital media in hfk bremen
2004-08 m.sc in industrial product design
2000-04 b.sc in electrical engineering
1992-2000 german high school

skilled and interested in: product design, toy design, visual culture, urban studies, turkish music.