– Hosted at ATÖLYE
part of a series on Restart
About the speaker
Banu Uğural was born in Ankara. She went to primary school in Helsinki, Finland, middle school in Ankara and finished high school in Dublin, Ireland. Completed her BA in Textile Design in the National College of Art and Design Ireland with a First Class Honours Degree.Banu worked as a fashion designer for ten years, her final job was the senior menswear designer of Turkey’s biggest jeanswear company.She quit her career in the ready-to-wear industry due to the harm the industry creates upon nature. Banu wanted to set an example for future generations by creating a positive impact with the use of her abilities. She completed her MA project ‘Atma Kullan’ in Culture Management at Bilgi University Istanbul via her upcycling workshops with school children around villages in Turkey.
Even though the Earth spins infinitely, because humankind senses the time in a linear way, there are beginnings and endings. Restarting is actually an illusion because everything in the endless universe is in an infinite loop. Creative Mornings is inspired by the idea of restarting this month and will feature the artist and expert in upcycling, Banu Uğural.