Cansu Cürgen is an architect and scholar and co-founder of the artist collective the Ambiguous Standards Institute. She currently teaches at Istanbul Bilgi University and is pursuing a PhD at Istanbul Technical University. Her research interests include daily life studies, open design practices, design standards, and architectural debates on regulating principles.
Cansu holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Istanbul Technical University, where from 2013 to 2016 she worked as a research assistant. A participant in multiple exhibitions for the IKSV Istanbul Design Biennial, she also served as associate curator of the Vardiya project, representing the Pavilion of Turkey in the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. She is co-author of the book Daily Life Studies Publication No. 1 (2016)and co-editor of The Shift (2018).