About ipek kay

ipek kay

İpek Kay is a designer, currently pursues a doctoral degree at Istanbul Technical University. Her research focuses on exploring a possible future of digitally augmented narrative platforms for children, by forming a dynamic environment that includes visual language and flexible content structure. She has published and presented her research internationally. She was also giving lectures in the undergraduate interior design studio at Bilgi University.

İpek is the co-founder of PEKKA STUDIO working within the fields of interior architecture, products and design strategy.

She also loves to draw and publishes her visual stories in kiwiiunderlandet.

For contact, please email ipekkay@gmail.com


2013 – 2020(expected)

PhD, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN COMPUTING, Istanbul Technical University
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Mine Özkar

2010 – 2013

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, Istanbul Technical University
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Mine Özkar
Thesis Title:  Design That Dwells In Time: Designing Active Learning Places For Children


Chalmers University of  Technology, Architecture and Urban Design
Erasmus student (2011-2012, Fall Term)

2005 – 2010

BSc, Interior Architecture, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Ranked First in her Graduating Class  in Department of Interior Architecture (2010)


TUBITAK, National scholarship for PhD students (2013-2018)
TUBITAK, National scholarship for Master students (2010-2013)
MIMED 2008, 2nd Year Category – Encouragement Award


Istanbul Modern, Art Maker Lab Meet-Up Events,
Digital Stories Workshop, 21 September 2019

TOKİ Dwellers The Survival Manual
İstanbul Design Biennial 2012 – ADHOCRACY
By Boğaçhan Dündaralp, Lale Ceylan, İpek Kay

link for the 8th issue of the New City Reader

40Nasihat Made in Istanbul (Nasihat avcısı)
İstanbul Design Biennial 2012 – ADHOCRACY
Exhibition curator: Özlem Berber, Sait Ali Köknar, Funda Uz, Ali Paşaoğlu, Yuvacan Atmaca ve Özlem Ünsal