Meeting Ayse Birsel was such a treat! We started off the morning with a lovely walk to the New York School of Visual Arts. The beautiful weather was a prelude to the amazing insights and soul searching that awaited us. At the School, Ayse shared with us her work, her values, her inspirations and her very own design process, Decontruction:Reconstruction. She then guided us through a workshop based on this process, through which we were able to think deeply, and define and redefine the way we think about our work, our careers, and our future. What an experience!
We only spent a few short hours with Ayse and yet, her warmth and openness allowed us to connect with her at a much deeper level.
By Priya Kumar, Rotman MBA 2015