Welcome to Futurewell Research Group

We offer PhD scholarships and Master’s Degree positions as a part of the DTES graduate program at Koç University. Accepted students work and study as a part of Futurewell Research Group (not KU Design Lab, nor Arçelik KUAR center!)

Information Website: https://gsssh.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/application-deadlines/

Online applications: https://apply.ku.edu.tr/gradapp

Informal inquiries, please contact ozsubasi(at)ku.edu.tr, (include your scientific written piece samples to your email) Our general interests: Open topics


Fall 2022: No courses are offered by Futurewell team!

Mava 453/DTES 553 ! Social Design Studio: Design Justice and Diversity

Open positions: Currently, we are looking for Master’s students to extend our team. We also accept applications for tutorship and work&study programs, starting Spring 2023.

Graduate Students (PhD, and exceptional MA students) – 1 Guest Researcher position is open for Spring 2023

Get involved in our design projects and join to our group as:

Design Studio Courses (Undergrad) -Please consider that the newest version of the course content is always in KUSIS.

  • MAVA 104 Basic Design studio (with social components)  (Spring, 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019)
  • MAVA 451 Design Anthropology , cross list course (Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018)SOS Z15 Art Studio

Graduate courses:

  • DTES 551 Design Anthropology , cross list course (Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018)SOS Z15 Art Studio
  • Critical Game Design (INDEP) (Spring 2020)
  • Graduate Projects around social design topics

Independent Projects for cutting edge topics, current:

  • INDEP: Critical Game Design
  • INDEP: Co-Play: Game Design with Older People
  • Design Justice and Diversity

As a community contribution: We are happy to co-organise events at municipalities, biennals, schools

As a service role at the university: We are co-organising Social Science Seminars and HAT Seminars.