Tugçe Akbulut (TR, 1987) is the founder of Cross Change. She has a background as a space designer and as an art director. The last 2 years she has been working together with the NGO Imece on social innovation. During these two years, she has run social entrepreneurship incubation programs as a coordinator. She started to use her skill as a designer to design processes, programs, collaborations and projects to support innovators, change makers and impact entrepreneurs with the aim to create change. During this journey, she established her enterprise “Cross Change”, a cross-disciplinary experimental design lab and started to curate creative professionals and other sectors for social, cultural, environmental impact-oriented projects through participatory processes. With this business perspective, after the Netherlands visit with the Imece team, she combined design and social innovation with local insights from her observations.
And after all, here we are!