Mert Özkan is engaged transdisciplinarily between art, human sciences and urban studies. As a native of Munich, he was a student of archaeology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University until he moved to Hamburg in 2016 to study the culture of the metropolis at HafenCity University. He has also further intensified his creative skills at the Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts in Istanbul. At Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft he serves as an event assistant in various fields. He provides support for programmes for career starters such as Butter bei die Fische or Stippvisiten and also supervises workshops.