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Afra Sonmez

E-textıle desıgner / researcher

Afra Sönmez is an electronic textile designer/ researcher who integrate technology with craft, fashion and traditional methods. Her works contains different types of e-textile examples such as kinetic costumes, wearable games, e-textile costumes and accessories.

In 2004 she returned to Turkey from Moskow and continue to study in Turkey. She studied graphic design in high school, after then continue studies in Yeditepe University Visual Communication design department. In 2017 Afra made a colabration with Tuba Ergin for Mercedes Benz Istanbul Fashion Week SS17. Nowadays she is performing with her e-textile instrument.

Résumé

Education

Art Unıversıty Of Lınz

  • Interface Cultures | 2017

  • Yedıtepe Unıversıty 

  • Visual Communication Design (BA) | 2010-2016

  • Colakoglu Gırls Vocatıonal Hıgh School

  • Graphic Design | 2006-2010
  • Work

    Fılıka Desıgn

  • Wearable Tech. Researcher | 2015-2016

  • Iskele 47-Maker Dojo 

  • E-Textile Researcher | 2014-2015

  • Cherrycherry Vısual Fx Agency

  • Summer Intern | 2012-2013

  • Farewell Katya Fılm Set

  • Intern | 2011-2012
  • Presentations

    Mıcrosoft Turkey IOT & Wearable Tech.”

    Wearable Tech. in Fashion | 2016

    Beykent Unıversıty 3th Natıonal Managment Informatıon Summıt

    Wearable Electronics | 2016

    Mıcrosoft Turkey Tech. Tour IOT Bahcesehır Unıversıty

    Wearable Tech. & Fashion | 2016

    Ankara Maker Faır

    E-Textile, Art & Craft | 2016

    Work Shops

    Amerıcan Robert Collage/RCMakers

    Sewing the Technology | 2017

    KWorks

    Sewing the Technology | 2017 (Kworks Workshop | Youtube video)

    Europıan Maker Week Makerhane

    Wearable Tech. | 2016

    Exhibitions

    Ars Electronica Festival "State Of IntImacy"

    E-Textile Instrument / Performance | 2020

    Ars Electronica Festival “Transcode”

    E-Textile Instrument / Performance | 2019

    Istanbul Fashıon Week SS17 Tuba Ergın

    Opening Kinetic Costume | 2016

    1st Istanbul Desıgn Bıennıal Academy Program

    Installation | 2012

    Participantions

    Ars Electronıca Festıval / Electronıcos Fantastıcos

    Barcode Readers Performance |2019

    Sonar Istanbul +D

    Wearable Tech. Designer | 2017 (Sónar İstanbul +D 2017 | Youtube video)

    1st Istanbul Mını Maker Faıre

    Hokkabass - Speaker Pillow | 2014