Gamze Saygi is a postdoctoral researcher under the framework of the NWO-funded VIDI Project The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Eurasia (1600-1850). She is specialised on digital applications for collecting, analysing and managing cultural heritage information. She received her PhD degree in Architecture in 2016 from Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey. In 2017 and 2018 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the laboratory of Models and Simulations for Architecture and Cultural Heritage of CNRS in Marseille, France.
She joined University of Amsterdam in April 2019. Her current research is on digitally visualizing the relationship between gender and urban space in the cities of Amsterdam and Edo (present-day Tokyo), providing a complementary spatial analysis of the historical urban environment, by bringing digital models to the fore, enabling comprehensive representation of the information (including historical visualisations, mapping, 3D reconstructions) and facilitating reasoning tasks and the cross-examination of evidence.