Ece Canlı is a design researcher, artist and musician; born and raised in Turkey and based in Porto, Portugal since 2013. She holds a Ph.D. in Design from University of Porto (Portugal) and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Sweden). Her tools of investigation include text, voice, sound, and artefacts.
Her academic work sits at the intersection of decolonial queer feminist epistemologies, material regimes and body politics; more specifically, socio-spatio-material constitutions of gender, sexuality, race and other identity categories. As a researcher and educator, she has been lecturing and giving talks internationally, and published in various journals and anthologies. She is a founding member of the research collective Decolonising Design Group.
In her artistic and vocal practice, also informed by her academic research, she explores the liminal states of agonised and demonised bodies, the ways of re-narrating untold stories, and corporal and mental metamorphosis of bodies, through extended vocal techniques. She currently works on her first solo music project VOX FLORA, VOX FAUNA, while continuing to create and perform as a soloist. She also composes, plays and sings in music projects NOOITO, Live Low and COBRA’CORAL.
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