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The Studium Generale programme is established in collaboration with students and teachers at ArtEZ and many other artists and researchers. Here you can find an overview of all our guests and partners.

Asu Aksu

A multipotentialite. Dreamt of being a genetic engineer, ended up with a BA in Business Management from Istanbul University. Worked at various positions in advertising, PR, and entertainment. After a while, restarted training her creativity in the fashion field at IMA. In 2010, started her own label, joined various projects, festivals and fashion shows. Took a leap of faith and opened her own shop in the heart of Istanbul, in Beyoğlu. Decided to follow her vision by studying at ArtEZ for a master’s degree in Fashion Strategy in 2015. Her thesis project looked into the potential of intuition as a critical tool of design in creative practices. Currently teaches at ArtEZ, gives lectures and runs workshops with international artists.

Diversity Stories – Podcast Release Party

With live performances by the makers

18 May '18