Yagmur Burcu Gunes is an architect who holds a B.Sc. degree in Architecture from Dokuz Eylul University as a highest-ranked student and an M.Sc. degree in Architectural Design from Istanbul Technical University. While she was doing her master, he started to work as a research assistant at the Department of Architecture in Manisa Celal Bayar University. After that, she obtained a scholarship by the Turkish Government to study abroad. Currently, she is a full-time PhD candidate in Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. She is interested in coastal settlement, informal city, everyday life practices, urban design theories.