Lungs Project is a non-profit curatorial collective and print publication founded in 2016 by MA Curating graduates of the University of Sunderland in the UK. The team currently consists of Angela Burdon and Sheyda A. Khaymaz.
Based simultaneously in Istanbul, Turkey and the state of Ohio, US, Lungs Project is established as a transnational platform to promote the work of underexposed artists and writers, especially those who are from chronically underrepresented backgrounds. The project focuses on building a nourishing, collaborative community of early career artists and writers by merging contemporary art, design, and literature to prompt a cross-disciplinary dialogue. As an independent organisation, it aims to create new opportunities for emerging creatives while fostering critical thought and experimental methodologies through publishing and curating exhibitions. Lungs Project adopts various publishing models as curatorial praxis to highlight more democratised and decentralised forms of producing and disseminating knowledge.