Ece Canlı is a design researcher and artist, born and raised in Turkey and based in Portugal. She holds a Ph.D. in Design at the University of Porto (Portugal) and an MFA in Experience Design at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design (Sweden). Her tools of investigation include texts, voice, sound, and artifacts. Her academic work sits at the intersection of decolonial queer feminist epistemologies, material regimes, and body politics; more specifically, socio-spatio-material constitutions of gender, sexuality, race, and other identity categories.

She is a founding member of the research collective Decolonising Design Group and currently a researcher in CECS (Communication and Society Research Centre) at University of Minho where she investigates the conditions and implications of queer incarceration from the viewpoint of materiality – design, architecture, and emergent technologies in particular.