Barış Gün

Barış Gün designed a group of wooden cutting-boards which can be also used as serving platter. This work is taking its reference from the multi-cultural aspects of Harran and its rich archaeological founds such as the kümbet (dome) houses.

Barış was born in 1984, in Istanbul. she holds a BA from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Department of Traditional Turkish Arts; Tile Design and MA on Museum Management at Istanbul University. In 2007, she started her own ceramic design studio specialized on pattern design, which lasted two years. After that she worked in various museums in Turkey and abroad, and few arts and design events such as Istanbul Design Biennial, Contemporary Istanbul, Design Turkey. Worked at the Virtual Museum of Industrial Design of Turkey (ETSM) as assistant of museum director. In 2013, she worked very first steps of Design Foundation Istanbul ( as Event and Communication Manager. Organised local craft workshops for designers such as Telkari Jewelry in Mardin, Kutnu Textile in Gaziantep and Bursa and YAKLAŞ: Interdisciplinary Discussion Platform panels. Since 2014, she’s working at her ceramic studio called on “barbo // work+shop” and works on project based researches on museology and design history. Right now she lives in Mardin. Focusing on developing her project: OVA (Mesopotamia Architecture and Design Studies Institute). It's a research platform focused on Mesopotamia's craft, design, production memory and design museology/curation. She is also teaching elective courses at Mardin Artuklu University Architecture Department.