Hazal is currently an MDes Risk and Resilience student at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She received her Bachelor degree in Architecture from Istanbul Technical University. Prior to coming to the GSD she worked in SO?, an Istanbul based design-research practice, and collaborated in the Design-Build studio at the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture in MEF University as a studio co-instructor. She is now a Turkish Education Foundation scholar who, inspired by the inter-disciplinary nature of urban sociology, aspires to work on bottom-up strategies to promote alternative models of collective living. She focuses on spatial manifestations of injustice, displacement and exclusion.