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Ayse Kaplan Sarisaltik

Ayse Kaplan Sarisaltik


I am working on the REDUCE – Rethinking Everyday Plastics project as a part of my PhD at OsloMet, Department of Product Design. REDUCE is a research project, led by Consumption Research Norway at OsloMetropolitan University, that will look at plastics from a systems perspective and investigate how the consumption of plastic products in everyday life can be reduced. In my research, I focus more deeply on managing menstruation practice as a site for exploring sustainable plastic consumption in the context of everyday life while also covering other areas of plastic consumption. I am using an interdisciplinary approach combining social practice theory and systemic design to identify intervention points for sustainable plastic consumption. 

I have a masters degree from the Department of Industrial Design at the Middle East Technical University (METU). I also worked as a research and teaching assistant in the same department for three years. My masters thesis, Sustainable design implications for alternative food networks: A case on Güneşköy community supported agriculture (CSA) model, explores the CSA model of an ecovillage initiative through the lenses of design for sustainability and social innovations, creative communities, and community-based design. 

Scientific publications

Yazirlıoğlu, Lilyana; Kaplan Sarısaltık, Ayşe ; Doğanay, Demet (2023). Unfolding Openness: Critical reflection on the open design projects in Turkey. Niinimäki, Kirsi; Cura, Kirsti (Ed.). PROCEEDINGS 5th PLATE Conference. p. 1175-1181. Aalto University.

Kaplan Sarisaltik, Ayse ; Yazirlıoğlu, Lilyana (2021). Design for Promoting Pro-environmental Behaviours of the Georgian Domestic Workers in Ankara. Cumulus Conference Proceedings Series.

Özçelik, Ayşegül; Kaplan Sarisaltik, Ayse (2021). Multiple Lives of The Products: An Investigation of Products’ Journey in Freecycle Community. Brandt, Eva; Markussen, Thomas; Berglund, Eeva; Julier, Guy; Linde, Per (Ed.). Proceedings of Nordes 2021: Matters of Scale. 15-18 August 2021. Nordes.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete