Yasemin Albayrak Kutlay is an interior and spatial designer, a design researcher and PhD candidate. She studied Interior Architecture and Environmental Design at the Izmir University of Economics with a full scholarship. While continuing her bachelor, she worked as a student assistant at the university for two years. Additionally, she carried out one of her internship in Japan with JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) scholarship. There, as an exchange intern, she worked in a project for ''A Cultural Exchange Centre'' in Chiba University together with Prof. Kaname Yanagisawa Lab. in the summer of 2014.
After she graduated in 2016, she moved to Milan in 2017 and got her MSc. degree from Politecnico di Milano in Interior and Spatial Design. During her education, she dealt with contemporary interior spaces, design of urban interiors and ephemeral places, with a particular interest in new technologies. Until 2020 she lived and studied in there and worked as an intern design researcher at PoliMi Desis Lab. Based in the Department of Design of Politecnico di Milano, Polimi Desis Lab is a branch of an international network of Desis Network and she worked with a group of researchers adopting a strategic and systemic approach to design about interior and spatial design, service-system design for sustainability, design for social innovation and co-design strategies. Collaborating with PoliMi Desis Lab., she developed her master thesis about ''Temporary Design Solutions and the new approaches to design''.
Currently, she is working as a research assistant at the Izmir University of Economics and assisting 4th year Interior Architecture and Environmental Design Studio.