Gökhan Karakuş

Founder | Emedya Design

Gökhan Karakuş

Gökhan Karakuş is a designer, curator, and writer concentrating on the intersection of design and architecture. Educated in architecture at Vassar College and Columbia University in New York, he later founded Emedya Design in Istanbul, Turkey, specializing in digital and computational design. Currently, his work focuses on architecture in stone, design for public space including urban design, environmental graphic design, placemaking, and biophilic design. As a writer he has written for Architectural Review, Architects’ Journal, Dwell, Wallpaper, and Detail, and served as Editor of Natura magazine on Architecture and Interiors in Natural Stone. He currently teaches visual design and architecture at Medipol University in Istanbul and previously was lecturer and guest critic at architecture and design schools such as Istanbul Technical University, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Kadir Has University, and Abdullah Gul University. He has curated exhibitions on design and architecture at venues such as London Design Fair, London Design Festival, ArchMoscow, Venice Architecture Biennial, Istanbul Design Week, and Istanbul Design Biennial.

Karakuş is an advisor and strategic consultant to the natural stone sector focusing on developing new methods and techniques for architecture and design in stone.