Ayşegül Akçay Kavakoğlu is assistant professor at Altınbaş University, Department of Architecture, currently teaching design studio, digital design and representation courses. Her research interests involve design thinking, digital design, computational design, representation and moving image studies in general. Akçay Kavakoğlu graduated from Dokuz Eylül University, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. She has conducted her master studies at Middle East Technical University and Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Paris-Belleville. She graduated from METU with her master thesis focused on the representation of city images in cinema. She got her Ph.D. in architecture degree from METU by researching the contribution of moving image to the (computational) design process. She executed several workshops and curated exhibitions. Akçay Kavakoğlu has worked on various architectural design projects and has awards in national architecture competitions.