Ece Canlı is a design researcher, artist and musician; born and raised in Turkey and currently based in Porto, Portugal. 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 lectured internationally, and published in various journals and anthologies. She is a founding member of the research collective Decolonising Design Group and currently a researcher in CECS (The Communication and Society Research Centre) at University of Minho.

In her artistic and vocal practice, she explores the liminal states of agonised and demonised bodies, counterfactual narrativity, corporal and mental delinking, and extralinguistic expressions through extended vocal techniques. She currently composes and performs in NOOITO, a duo project with the harpist Angélica V. Salvi (ES); in LIVE LOW, a music collective initiated by Pedro Augusto (PT), in COBRA’CORAL, an experimental vocal trio with artists Cléila Colonna (FR) and Catarina Miranda (PT), and in VOX FLORA, VOX FAUNA, her first solo music project, while continuing to create and perform as a soloist.

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