Futurewell: Co-creation and Wellbeing Design Research Group

A design research group – for wellbeing and inclusion.

Futurewell is the first co-creation and interaction design lab on “wellbeing” in Turkey, officially established in 2019. Located in the northern Istanbul, it is an interdisciplinary design research group with a focus on social aspects of design and technology. The group aims to establish the critical thinking and making around the equity aspects of design, services and technologies. 

With a strong focus to the fields of Human Computer Interaction, Social Computing, and Computer Supported Collaborative Work, our current work includes explorations around understanding social justice around access and ageing, ageing communities in later life and their creative potentials, and imagining sustainable futures (work, education, food, beauty, rituals).

We develop, teach, share and apply multi disciplinary methods for imagining our futureselves. Our current setting include faculty and graduate students across the fields of disability studies, media and visual arts, science and technology studies, and design anthropology. 

In our processes, we develop respectful design practices. Currently, we follow the principles of design justice and responsible design.