Sinem Cukurlu started studying architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Bochum in 2012 and finished her master's degree in 2018. Being fascinated by video games, she decided to understand the process of creating virtual spaces which resulted in being the content of her master thesis. Cukurlu examined that the exchange of ideas between virtual and real designers offers mutual inspiration. She realized that both disciplines can learn from each other and profit from interdisciplinary collaboration. From 2016 to 2017 she was a student employee in an architect's office in Bochum and currently works in an online marketing agency in Dortmund.