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Surface and Textures of Tarlabaşı Istanbul with anthropologist Alize Arıcan

an ongoing collaboration with anthropologist Alize Arıcan and her studies of urban transformation with communities anticipating, negotiating and rearticulating the meanings and outcomes of this process in the Tarlabaşı neighborhood of Istanbul. In june 2017, I joined Alize and her research team as part of the Humanities Without Walls project entitled "Political Ecology as Practice: A Regional Approach to the Anthropocene."  There I introduced a community led art project with the residents to share the meaningful places of their neighborhood through drawing interventions.

 

 Surface and Textures of Tarlabaşı Istanbul with anthropologist Alize Arıcan

The following documents an ongoing collaboration with anthropologist Alize Arıcan and her studies of urban transformation with communities anticipating, negotiating, and re-articulating the meanings and outcomes of this process in the Tarlabaşı neighborhood of Istanbul.

In June 2017, I joined Alize and her research team as part of the Humanities Without Walls project entitled "Political Ecology as Practice: A Regional Approach to the Anthropocene."  There, I introduced a community led art project with the residents to discuss and share more about the memorable places of their neighborhood through drawing interventions such as charcoal and pastel rubbings. We recorded objects and surfaces such as, chairs, doors, walls, streets, curbs, and metal grids.

 
Installation photograph of  Scenography of Friendship  cast concrete, collaborative oil pastel rubbings with Mehmet, Fatma, Eyüp, Sudenaz, Yağmur, and Yaren. Photo courtesy of Gallery 400.

Installation photograph of Scenography of Friendship cast concrete, collaborative oil pastel rubbings with Mehmet, Fatma, Eyüp, Sudenaz, Yağmur, and Yaren. Photo courtesy of Gallery 400.

Rubbings on newsprint, Tarlabaşı Istanbul, 2018.

Rubbings on newsprint, Tarlabaşı Istanbul, 2018.