This month’s New Creator’s, organised by ATÖLYE and Bigumigu, is hosting artist Lalin Keyvan. After studying Architecture, design and communications at Bahçeşehir University, she pursued her master’s on “Advanced Architecture and Interaction Design” at Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). Lalin has showcased her work at the Santa Eulalia Llum and Sydney Vivid Lights and Sound Festivals in Barcelona, Edinburgh International Science Festival, Venice Architecture Biennial and at Fab12 Shenzen.

We will talk about her artistic life as a freelancer and discuss her work about the technology-human-space design interaction for Boske Collective.

The event started with Yalçın Pembecioğlu Lalin Keyvan. Yalçın Pembecioğlu is the moderator of this panel and Bigumigu’s Founder.

Lalin Keyvan, who born in Ankara, is an interdisciplinary designer. Yalçın Pembecioğlu and Lalin Keyvan are now talking about Lalin’s school life and art.

“Form follows behaviour”

Designs with this approach are created with the analysis of human behaviour and natural life.

Lalin Keyvan is now talking about one of her projects called “wearable”.

Now, money is not an important exchange material, foods & drinks will be important.

It’s a wearable technology (leech) that analyzes the person’s blood, creates a graph and puts the data into the bank. The colour of the necklace will be changed according to a person’s nutrition style. If the person’s diet is good, the value of that person in the bank becomes also good.


She, with her team at IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed a project. They made electrolyse experiments to figure out proper material that cannot be blown, burned, etc. Then created a structure (biorock) that can be exhibited.

It is created for a light festival. Governments organize light festivals to increase winter activities and take attention for some specific locations. Lalin Keyvan, developed this project based on the story of a girl with her friends at Iaac, and they used recycled materials. They created this structure with fewer materials and cost.

Creativity is not about the end result; it’s about how you plan the process.

If you teach the patterns of the creative process to a machine, it can contribute to the design process. Artist-technology relationship is being improved and the machine becomes a partner for the artist.

Her biggest project is “Light Festival” so far. They created a sensor and put it into the sea to measure the wave stream and the direction. Then they transformed these data into a light show and created a structure.