Born in Kayseri/Turkey in 1980.
Merve Bedir is an architect and researcher. She holds a BA in architecture from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara/Turkey (2003) and a PhD from the Delft University of Technology/The Netherlands (2017). She is the co-founder of the architecture and urban design office Land and Civilization Compositions, Rotterdam/The Netherlands and Hong Kong, and the Aformal Academy, Shenzhen/China and Hong Kong. Her research focuses on human and non-human flows and infrastructures, and the incursion of advanced technologies into built environments.
Bedir curated the exhibitions uncommon river, Plovdiv/Bulgaria and Vocabulary of Hospitality, Istanbul/Turkey, and co-curated Automated Landscapes, Shenzhen/China. Her work has featured in the biennales of Venice/Italy, Istanbul Design/Turkey, Shenzhen/China, Saõ Paulo/Brasilia and the Oslo Triennale/Norway. She has written for Harvard Design Magazine, AD Magazine, Volume and Funambulist, among others. Bedir has taught at Hong Kong University, Hong Kong Design Institute, Columbia GSAPP, New York/USA and Delft University of Technology.
Bedir is a founding member of the initiative Migrant Kitchen in Gaziantep/Turkey, as well as of the Center for Spatial Justice (MAD) in Istanbul. Her work has been supported by the Prince Claus Fund, the European Cultural Foundation, the EU Creative Europe program, UNDP and others, and has been reviewed in The Guardian, Metropolis magazine and Avery Review.