Nil Tuzcu is a technologist, designer and researcher working on multimedia interactive storytelling, web-based data visualization & mapping, and user experience research. She is the creator and developer of Istanbul Urban Database, the most comprehensive online multimedia archive of Istanbul (Read CityLab Article here).  Her recent project 'I am Istanbul ' - an interactive web-based storytelling platform - was awarded with 2016 Salt Research Grant and premiered at !f Istanbul 2017 International Film Festival.

For the last two years, she worked as the Technology Lead and Fellow with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Displacement Research Action Network (DRAN), and as a Research Associate with Harvard-Mellon Urban Initiative. Her work with DRAN has focused on designing and developing civic technology tools in collaboration with community organizations as well as research on humanitarian technology. She has taught urban and design studios at the Boston Architectural College as an Adjunct Professor.

She studied at MIT as a SPURS Fellow ('14) at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and completed her Master's Degree in Architecture and Media at the Cornell University ('11).  She worked as an architect and urban designer at NBBJ's and Cannon Design's Boston offices for three years and participated in many award-wining projects. 


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