Pınar Akkurt is an Istanbul based artist and designer focused on making and transforming. She uses easy-to-reach everyday objects and soon-to-be-waste materials, experimenting with function, perception and color. She is trying to form fresh visual languages and design sustainable systems in different scales through upcycling. An important part of her work practice is doing and trying. She is also the founder of Upcycling Library, a platform for research and production of upcycling samples. She continues to share her experience by giving workshops in various universities.