11 Kas 2018


13 Tem 2017

Crafting Neighbourhoods @ Visible Award 2017

Crafting Neighbourhoods is long-listed in Visible Awards 2017  

Crafting Neighborhoods emerged as a collaboration in 2010. Aslı teaches design, engaging architecture-design departments and craft ateliers and has been running Made in Şişhane project since 2006. Sevgi is a visual artist, teaches multimedia storytelling and initiates paper or web based platforms. Crafting Neighborhoods took part in Istanbul Design Biennial 2012, VCAS; Projections on Education in 2014, Adhocracy Athens in 2015.

INFO: In Istanbul, craft based production operates within a network structure made of clusters that have formed in various neighbourhoods, mainly in the city centre. Crafting Neighborhoods initiative focuses on these neighbourhoods which are under threat of displacement by current urban policies. It emerged as a need for a common ground for arts, design and craft practices to facilitate collaborative and transformative action and knowledge against top down processes.
Hosting face to face interaction and unmediated design practices, ‘craft neighbourhoods’ challenge not only the social and operational segregation between the craft and design communities but also the producer and consumer dichotomy that dominant economic models are based on. We urge the reconsideration of the means of crafts neighbourhoods in the production of urban space and social networks that facilitate knowledge production and sharing in the rapidly transforming city. Initiating workshops, meetings, exhibitions and publications, we experiment with different methods to create situations where people from different positions, experiences and professions can confront each other in practice. We’ve initiated photography and multimedia storytelling workshops for apprentices in collaboration with local schools; organised workshops where design students work with local craftsman to produce objects for the neighbourhood; held meetings in ateliers of craftsman inviting designers, academics, apprentices, students and local residents to think together and to deepen on subjects and urgencies such as the reproduction of space and heritage, master-apprentice-atelier based education, alternative pedagogies and labour processes.

6 Haz 2017

Kuşla Göz Arasında / In The Blink Of A Bird @ Depo

Açılış: 26 Mayıs Cuma, 18:00 Performans: 19:00 Tarih:27 Mayıs 2017 - 30 Temmuz 2017 / Depo İstanbul
Kuşla Göz Arasında, kolektif üretimin imkanlarını arayan, birlikte düşünmenin, hareket etmenin, yola çıkmanın, karar vermenin usul ve yöntemleri üzerine düşünen bir grup insanın, Apartman Projesi'nin ev sahipliğinde 2016 yılında başladıkları bir ortak çalışmanın ürünü. 16 Temmuz'a kadar Tütün Deposu'nda devam edecek etkinliklerden bu sayfa aracılığıyla haberdar olabilirsiniz.

"In The Blink Of A Bird" is the product of a collaborative work initiated by a group of individuals who pursue the possibilities of collective production, and reflect on the ways and methods of thinking, acting, departing and deciding together. The project which is hosted by the Apartment Project was launched in 2016.

"In The Blink Of A Bird" is an exhibition expanding through invites and participations based on the conceptual and structural basis constructed by Selda Asal, Fatma Belkıs, Şafak Çatalbaş, Elmas Deniz, Borga Kantürk, Evrim Kavcar, Sevgi Ortaç, Gümüş Özdeş, Gökçe Süvari, and Merve Ünsal.

Current contributors are Ali Miharbi, Artıkişler Collective, Ata Kam, Azra Deniz Okyay, Bengi Güldoğan, Berk Asal, Braxton Hood, Burak Delier, Ceren Oykut, Didem Pekün, Didem Erk, Emine Ekinci, Ezgi Kılıçaslan, Florian Wüst, Göksu Kunak, Gülsün Karamustafa, Güneş Terkol, Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, İrem Tok, İz Öztat, Julia Lazarus, Komet, Lara Ögel, Liken (Evrim Kavcar, Başak Kaptan and Evren Erlevent), Mehtap Baydu, Merve Kılıçer, Nihan Somay, Onur Ceritoğlu, Özgür Atlagan, Özgür Erkök Moroder, Özlem Şimşek, pad.ma, Sasha Povzner, Sevim Sancaktar, Suat Öğüt, Sümer Sayın, Yasemin Özcan & Sena Başöz, and Yasemin Nur, with new names adding in the course of the process and the exhibition.

18 Nis 2017

Food versus the big city of Istanbul @ Farming Matters

f: Uygar Bulut

18 April 2017

Istanbul, like many other cities, is under heavy pressure from urban development projects. In the face of this threat, the DÜRTÜK collective supports small scale farmers in and around Istanbul by organising reliable demand for the produce from urban gardens, and by building a supportive community around them. This initiative not only provides urban residents with local and fairly priced vegetables, but is also a line of defence against the destruction of the city’s historic vegetable gardens and a space of action in Istanbul’s violent, paralysing atmosphere...

23 Mar 2017

Hakim Tepeler / Commanding Heights @ Actopolis

publication, risography print

An informal dictionary for the castle of Mardin that dismantles and rearranges terms and concepts in order to discuss its presense as a cultural heritage and as a military zone. The entries of the dictionary are based on archeological findings, press archives and interviews with residents of Mardin.

The ancient castle of Mardin stands on the highest point overlooking the old city. The castle has been closed to the public and transferred to military use for surveillance over the border territories for decades because of its advantageous location. The restoration of the castle and archaeological excavations have been started under dispute, as local authorities asked for the removal of military services and the NATO radar station left over from the cold
war era situated in the archaeological site of the castle.

Produced in the context of Actopolis, a three-year transnational production lab initiated by Goethe Institut Athens and Urban Kunste Ruhr.

Actopolis. The Exhibition
19/03 - 09/04/17
Oberhausen Alte Post Poststr. 1a
46045 Oberhausen

ACTOPOLIS is a call to action and to co-author the city – across disciplines, national boundaries and cultural differences. Artists, urbanists and activists from Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Ankara/Mardin, Oberhausen, Sarajevo and Zagreb joined forces in a three-year transnational production lab to focus awareness on current urban issues, initiate new dialogues and to transform places into playgrounds of what is possible. Throughout 2017 a touring exhibition will stop in eleven cities, providing a space for project presentations, discussions and local additions.

22 May 2016

Autonomous Archiving

As an institutional practice, archival practices often tent to serve to colonization, surveillance and discipline society of the Modern world. In the last ten years, with the digital technology and social movement detecting, recording and accumulating images become a civil activity. Thus, archiving videos and other types of visual images brought also non-institutional practices and as well contemporary discussions related to image, open source, collectivity and forensics. Beside interviews with video activists; this book compiles several writers’ articles on their practices and discussions of archives from several angles: forensics, decolonization and commons.

The revenues from all donations to get this book [both in PDF and as an e-Book] will be transferred to support the Istanbul based self-organized solidarity group for the refugees, Mülteciyim Hemserim.

The printed version of the book will support Women's Initiative for Peace Movement. For printed version please contact to: artikisler@gmail.com

Editorial, Artikisler Collective
Chapter I - Haunting Image
Counter-forensics and Photography, Thomas Keenan
Threshold of Detectability, Eyal Weizman
The Need for Objective Photos and Videos as Evidence, Murat Deha Boduroglu
Law and Images-II, Oktay Ince
Chapter II – Archive Fever
10 Thesis on the Archive, Shaina Anand
The Dominant, the residual and the emergent in archival imagination, Lawrence Liang
Archiving the Garbage, Ege Berensel
On the Necropolitics - Decolonizing Archiving, Pelin Tan
Chapter III – Autonomy of Commons
When Seeing is Belonging: The Photography of Tahrir, Lara Baladi
Vitality and Atemporality, Eric Kluitenberg
Commons and Digging Tunnels under the Heritage, Sevgi Ortaç
Creative and Critical Use of Complex Networks and Graph Commons, Burak Arikan
Interviews with Activist Collectives, Inadina Haber, Seyr-i Sokak,Videoccupy and vidyo kolektif

Title: Autonomous Archiving
Editors: Artikisler Collective (Özge Çelikaslan, Alper Sen, Pelin Tan)
Contributors: bak.ma, Thomas Keenan, Lawrence Liang, Murat Deha Boduroglu, Ege Berensel, Eyal Weizman, Inadina Haber, Lara Baladi, Shaina Anand, pad.ma, Burak Arikan, Oktay Ince, Eric Kluitenberg, Pelin Tan, Sevgi Ortaç, Seyr-i Sokak, vidyo kolektif.
Design: Yelta Köm
Language: English
Proofreading: Braxton Hood, Pauline Yao
Size: 10.5o x 18 cm
Date: April 2016
ISBN: 978-84-944873-1-6
Publisher: dpr-barcelona


15 May 2016

Terk Etmeyeceğiz!

19.4. - 13.5.2016
Goethe-Institut Ankara Atatürk Bulvarı 131 Bakanlıklar 
Kent hareketleri ve eylemlerinin görsel kaydı mümkün mü? 
Sanatsal yöntem, bir afekt metodu olarak mekânsal direnişlere
gerçekten müdahil olabilir mi? Sergi, mekânsal ve kentsel 
koşullar ile temsil, müdahil olma ve araştırmanın sanatsal
yöntemlerine odaklanıyor.
Kentsel dönüşüm projeleri, zorla tahliyeler, sınır güvenlik
 politikaları, göç/mültecilik ve yerel kentsel direnişler 
bağlamında yoğun sosyal-mekânsal dönüşümler yaşıyoruz. 
Kendi içinde farklı dinamikleri olan tüm bu dönüşümler 
‘kentlerde nasıl beraber yaşayabiliriz’ ve ‘mekana dair 
pratiklerden nasıl öğrenebiliriz’ sorularına işaret ediyor. 
“Terk Etmeyeceğiz”, kent ve mekân bağlamında farklı pratikler 
üreten katılımcıları buluşturarak  mücadele mekânlarında ikame
edilen direniş yöntemlerine ve arzulara, görsel stratejiler 
aracılığıyla bakıyor. Sanatsal araştırma yöntemlerinden arşivleme
pratiğine, sivil itaatsizlik imajlarından mecralar arası
geçişkenliğe; sanatsal metodolojilerin izini sürüyor.

Sergi, başlığını sanatçı Ahmet Öğüt’ün "We Won't Leave" 
adlı foto-kolaj serisinden almıştır. Slogan, 1955’de 
Sophiatown (Güney Afrika) sakinlerinin zorla tahliyeleri 
sırasında kullanılmıştır.(We Won't Move!" -"Ons dak nie, 
ons phola hier")

Katılımcılar: Yelta Köm (İstanbul), Artıkişler Kolektifi (Ankara)
Özge Çelikaslan / Alper Sen, Ayşe Çavdar (İstanbul), Sevgi Ortaç (İstanbul), 
Önder Özengi (İstanbul/Ankara), Seçkin Aydın(Diyarbakır), 
Ahmet Öğüt (Berlin/Diyarbakır/İstanbul), İlhan Sayın(İstanbul), 
Gülsün Karamustafa (İstanbul), Ege Berensel (Ankara). 
Küratör: Pelin Tan, Mardin Sergi tasarımı: Yelta Köm & Pelin Tan