Merve Bedir is an architect, based in Hong Kong. Her research focuses on hospitality and commoning practices based on mobility and labour. She studied architecture at Middle East Technical University (2003) and PhD at Delft University of Technology. Merve is an adjunct assistant professor in Hong Kong University Department of Architecture. She is the co-founder of Land and Civilization Compositions and Aformal Academy (Shenzhen/Hong Kong) and a founding member of Center for Spatial Justice (Istanbul), and Mutfak مطبخ Workshop (Gaziantep). Merve curated uncommon river (Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2015), Vocabulary of Hospitality (Istanbul, 2015), and co-curated Automated Landscapes (Shenzhen, 2017 and 2019). Her work will be part of Venice Architecture Biennale (2012 and 2020), Istanbul Design, Shenzhen, and Saõ Paulo Biennales, and Oslo Triennale. She wrote in Harvard Design Magazine, AD Magazine, The Funambulist among others. At Land and Civilization Compositions, Bedir and her partner Hilgefort won Europan in Vienna (2012), Forest Park / Guangming (2018), Ningde Farm and Greenhouses (2018), and Shenzhen Bay/ Shenzhen (2019) competitions, all under construction.