Ayça İnce is an independent researcher in cultural policy and urban sociology. For the last 11 years she held full-time academic positions including lecturer in cultural management and policy, vice-president of the Centre for Cultural Policies and Management at Istanbul Bilgi University, and editor in chief of its publications. She is currently observing and learning from growing and harvesting, as program manager of EK BİÇ YE İÇ, an urban farming/gardening based social venture in Istanbul. She studied urban and regional planning at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (MSGSU), and received an MSc from the “Cities, Space and Society Programme” at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (2001) and an MA in Sociology from MSGSU (2003). She was granted a PhD degree in sociology at MSGSU in 2012 after defending her thesis, entitled “Isomorphism in Cultural Policies: An Example of District Municipalities in Istanbul and Cultural Centres.” She is a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA Turkey).