• Residency period: Summer 2023
  • Weavers’ Residency

Berilsu Tarcan is based in Trondheim, Norway, and is a researcher, designer and maker. Her interests include textiles, material culture, and decolonial as well as posthuman theories. She studied industrial design and has previously worked in academia in Turkey. Since 2020, Tarcan has been a practice-based PhD candidate at NTNU, Norway. Her PhD project aims to understand different agencies through the lens of materials, motifs and geographies. She is exploring felting – a traditional way of making artefacts that is employed by nomadic people (such as Yoruks) – as a means to incorporate traditional/indigenous knowledge into more-than-human frameworks, as intruders to human-centrism in design. Her work has been exhibited and presented on platforms such as Young Balkan Designers (2016), DRS (2022), and CA2RE (2021, 2022), among others.




Funded by the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture