Ercüment Görgül, while pursuing studies at the MIT Media Lab, held positions as research associate and teaching assistant at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Istanbul Technical University (ITU). Ercü was the director of 2009 Summer Program in Architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and held numerous teaching appointments at HKU’s Shanghai campus, and London-based  Architectural  Association’s (AA) Global Schools in China. He is a member of OCEAN consultancy network, besides having his own Shanghai- based practice. His collaborative and research-oriented work has been exhibited extensively including Hong Kong – Shenzhen Bi-city Biennial and more recently at the Venice Biennial.  Ercü is currently a faculty at Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) in Shanghai. He has been a guest critic at Harvard and Catholic Universities in US. Ercü instructs courses and studio focused on generative design methodology as well as around alternative means of representation.  His academic interests lie on teaching creativity by developing different methods and mechanisms of abstraction. Ercü is also interested in design and development  of experimental  curricula on parametric,  performative  and lenient design thinking in architecture, with a special focus on individual development  of next generation college and pre-college level students interested in the field, coming from any background. Ercü Görgül holds a High Honors Bachelor degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul (1997), a Masters from Istanbul Technical University (2000), and a Masters from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2002). Ercü is a registered architect in Turkey and is an Associate AIA and LEED AP in the US.