Görsel bir hikaye oluşturup, yeni karantina deneyimini ve bu alanın durumlarını kendi temsillerinizi kullanarak anlatabileceğiniz açık fikir yarışmasına başvuru için son tarih 11 Mayıs 2020.
The word quarantine emerges from the Italian ‘quaranta’, ‘forty’, originally used to describe “space for forty days”- “quaranta giorni” in Italian – to keep the ships coming from plague-stricken countries waiting at their port for forty days to make sure that no cases of disease were aboard. The word has since been used to define the state of requisite isolation of any kind of duration and reason in general. (https://www.etymonline.com/word/quarantine)
The home quarantine, a world-wide precaution initiated due to COVID-19 pandemic, has re-defined our relationship with the dwelling spaces we are living in abruptly, turning it into an intense and challenging one. Throughout history, the spaces of dwelling have always been a central issue of architectural reflections in relation to geographic, climatic, social, economic, technologic transformations. A 21st century pandemic is surely one of those impactful moments in history that causes new questions regarding our understanding of dwelling to emerge.
In encountering this new and startling situation, we have envisioned that two things could evolve further: firstly, our existing ideas on dwelling (concepts of self-sufficiency, endurance, openness, diversity, flexibility, ownership, scale, contextual relationships, boundaries, permeability, act of neighboring etc.) and secondly, the ways of architectural learning.
To merge these two lines of inquiry, we have decided to reformulate our in-studio research into an open call for collective thinking, imagination and discussion with the use of new online social platforms.
This exercise had been originally designed for the first year students of ITU Faculty of Architecture in Vague Storeys group (TES Project 2, Section 1), in order to introduce students to the question of dwelling with a hands-on precedents study, develop their skills in architectural literacy and techniques of visualization. After the break of the pandemic, we thought inviting other students into this inquiry would enrich our resources and platforms of architectural learning, increase the encounter to ideas and imaginations. So we have decided to re-formulate it as an open call with awards.
Different from a regular competition format, this open call is formulated as a collective and free thinking marathon. The submitted works will be exhibited on an open instagram account, accessible to general audience. Some submissions with outstanding qualities, such as conceptualisation, spatial interpretation, visual narration, etc. will be rewarded by assigned jury members under the two categories of in and off-studio.
Within this framework, a list of 120 dwelling projects (mass housing, house, unit, volume, furniture) of diverse geographies, periods, contexts and scales, affects and approaches is provided for the selection of participants (see the list in the following pages.)
The participants are asked to:
10 equivalent prizes of 1000TL will be distributed to projects from two separate categories of in-studio and off-studio participants.
The submissions will be evaluated by the instructor team of the studio and invited jury members.
[in alphabetical order]
Who can participate:
Open for all undergraduate students of architecture (architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning) and design.
May 11, 2020
Q & A:
send your questions
until April 17, 2020
to [email protected]
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