Dilan is an architect and researcher who focuses on working with living systems. She aims to push the limits of traditional architectural production and bring different approaches by discovering new material-making processes. Dilan completed an architectural design masters at Pratt Institute in New York, where she was first inspired by the strange aesthetics of living organisms. Currently, she is a PhD student at Newcastle University. Within her research, she is investigating non-linear materials and working fungi as a biomaterial probe. She formed a study group called Mycology for Architecture to collaborate with other disciplines and share knowledge about fungi.