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Ambiguous Standards Institute Photography

2020

It was your toy that was hacked . exhibition

2019

An empty room creates its own function. exhibition

2018

Plasticity v2 . critical design studio

Art Maker Lab . space

The Crocodile . stage design

Taking Scarpa for a Walk . workshop

Domesticity v2. design studio

Toolsturning . design project

M(F)aking Between Finality and instrumentality . article

2017

Velocity v2 . design studio

Architectural Model Making In Turkey: A Tool For Thinking and Visualization . exhibition design

Stools as Tools: Tactical Units and Ways of Sitting in Public Space . article

Electricity v1 . design studio

ALT.Lounge . space

Two Modes: Playing Darzana . article

The Bride's House or the Era of Hyper-Rituals  . article

2016

Plasticity v1 . critical design studio

Reprojecting Autoprogettazione? . exhibition

Curious Assembly . research

The New Domesticity: Furniture Issue . exhibition

Domesticity v1 . critical design studio

Creature Comforts . design practice

2015

Velocity v1 . critical design studio


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THE NEW DOMESTICITY: FURNITURE ISSUE


The New Domesticity Project aims at rethinking domestic life in a living space, designing furniture that corresponds to this life in the broadest sense, in a conceptual way.

Furniture reveals its real possibilities of form and function when it is critically assessed as a supplier of function (fourniture) or ‘movables in a dwelling place’ (mobile), other than conventional archetypes such as tables, chairs, cupboards or sofas. Once the design of furniture is freed from a purely pragmatic perspective the designer is able to escape categonical/ paradigmatic congestions, and thereby elude the conventional and easy formulas of profess ionalism, to establish a mental and physical space of uniqe and unconstrained design activity. This project is based on the idea of going beyond the conventional tools and practices, benefiting from Istanbul’s co-existing pre-industrial, industrial, post-industrial manufacturing methods within a holistic perspective.

While exploring the critical position of furniture in both domestic and urban context and discussing the theoretical and historical background of the issue, a speculative domesticity took shape through a collective work with furniture and other elements. The project consists of four main phases; research, design, production and setup.



The thresholds just inside and just outside of the window form a small but critical living space inhabited for a short while by the resident(s). The window threshold becomes an interface of the relation between the resident -of a house mostly without a bay or balcony-  and the outside World. Thus, looking at the window front/edge/threshold where the interior is about to end, and the exterior begin, has its possibilities. We can settle in this narrow space – A leftover of other furniture-, designing with and for the physical -curtain, window ledge, heater core…- and environmental -sound, light, heat, sight…- elements.




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