Yelta Köm, trained as an architect and graduated from Städelschule Architecture Class, Frankfurt am Main. He is practising at the intersection of art, architecture, and research. His research areas include commoning practices, landforms, spatial practices, and art and design theory. Yelta was one of the associate curators of Vardiya/The Shift, which was presented at the Pavilion of Turkey for La Biennale di Venezia 16th Architectural Exhibition in 2018. He is a co-founder of Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture for All), a non-profit and independent architecture organization based in Istanbul devoted to offering solutions to social problems from an architectural perspective. He is working as a researcher with the European Research Council-funded Topological Atlas project at Goldsmiths, University of London.