Meriç Öner was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1979. She is a trained architect and Director of Research and Programs at SALT, a contemporary art institution with exhibition and workshop spaces in Istanbul and Ankara. 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 forms of print and online publications, exhibitions, and public programs. On behalf of cultural institutions, Meriç claims responsibilities further than public presentations and prioritizes structuring physical and digital co-learning environments that encourage interpretation and production by users.