Meriç Öner is a trained architect and Director of Research and Programs at SALT. Focusing mainly on Turkey and its surrounding geography after the 1950s, she develops material culture research with a comprehensive and progressive approach. Her work circulates in the forms of print and online publications, exhibitions, and public programs. Öner is the editor of the publications Tracing Istanbul (from the air) (GG, 2009) and Mapping Istanbul (GG, 2009). She is on the advisory board of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial.