“Topography of Desire”

Seçil Büyükkan Alper Aydın Ali İbrahim Öcal Ali Şentürk   “Did you ever think an apple using you?”[1] This question of Michael Pollan alludes that human and botanic (nature) –which is thought to be tamed, domesticated, and changed under human domination– are perhaps together, actors of an evolutionary negotiation, hence the same dance: between human desires and plant...
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…Because We Are Here Where We Are Not…

…Because We Are Here Where We Are Not… Cities, peripheries, shells, walls, doors… the concept of the “place” that opens up onto different layers of time and space, not only defines life in the geographical, spatial, mental and existential sense via boundaries, but also connects it to the division of “inside and outside”. The traditional boundaries...
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MEMORY / NARRATIVE

The exhibition, titled ‘‘Memory/Narrative’’ brings together the art works of Elçin Ekinci and Emirhan Eren. The exhibition handles architectural structures, civil-monumental architectural researches, the meaning of “imagery” and the concept of “memory” within individual narrative. Standing out from the political and social ideology monument/objects are gaining an aesthetic identity, at the same time pointing to...
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SHORE

I never sympathized and still cannot sympathize with habitats that do not have watersides; be it river, lake, sea or ocean. Water reminds me of serenity and purity; and the power of nature when it transforms into rain, storm, flood, tsunami. On the other hand, there is a coastline in every settlement by the water;...
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