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Arka Plan


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Arka Plan


Anxious Borders is a transnational project that consists of both research workshops and large-scale public art installations. The Anxious Borders activities will take place in Mersin, Turkey and Berlin, Germany. Both the greater Mersin and Berlin regions have large immigrant populations. Mersin has many Kurdish, Arab, and Turkmen residents (in addition to the more recent arrival of many Syrian refugees) while Berlin hosts people from all over the world, especially from eastern and southern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.

The neighborhoods targeted by the project are characterized as being areas that have fallen out of use or are considered economically or industrially “depressed”. In each locality, Carbon Collective and Spacedigger will conduct and moderate workshops for students and practitioners of art and urban studies (city planners, artists, architects, sociologists, anthropologists) that will encourage participants to rethink the city from critical and aesthetic perspectives. Participants will then conduct mini-research projects interacting with local populations, and finding inventive ways to present their findings. There will be training in social science research and in creative visual data representation. The workshops will be similar to some of Spacediggers previous projects [Mapping Future Archaeologies – Aksaray and Approaching Shaochong's Futures], but the focus of this project will be understanding in/visible social exclusion.

The Anxious Borders workshops are ateliers for “reverse scenarios”, and give participants the opportunity to utilize all of their creativity while artistically translating narratives of the groups at the center of the research. Workshop participants will be taught ways to decode the possible futures that are inscribed in the present, studying virtual borders experienced by marginalized populations. Mini-projects will utilize visual, plastic, and digital media, making use of storytelling, mapping and collage. These workshops will culminate in exhibitions in universities, galleries, and research centers.

In the next stage of the Anxious Borders project, Carbon Collective and Spacedigger will create at least one, large, interactive art piece to be installed in a public spaces that will cause passersby to confront the ideas and concerns highlighted in the workshop participants’ mini-projects. The first piece will be in Mersin.

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Atölye


Mersin - Aralık 2015

Atölye


Mersin - Aralık 2015

UZMANLAR

Ahmet Karabulak
Sanatçı
Sanatçının Kent Deneyimi

 

Volkan Gültekin
Akdeniz Belediyesi
Akdeniz İlçesi Hakkında: Sosyoljik,
Ekonomik ve Demografik Bilgiler

 

Duygu Atceken
Sanatçı
Mentor

Şeref Erol
Yardımcı doçent - Mersin Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi
Sanatsal Bir İmge Olarak Kent Olgusuna Bakış

 

Dr. Tolga Ünlü
Doçent - Mersin Üniversitesi, Mimarlık Fakültesi
Akdeniz'in Tarihsel-Coğrafi Gelişimi ve Dönüşümü

 

Mert Akbal
Araştırmacı - Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar
Mentor

Poster for the workshop taking place in Mersin, 16-22 December.

Poster for the workshop taking place in Mersin, 16-22 December.

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Sergi


Showcasing the results of the workshops.

Creatively depicting the new urban borders in 2065

Sergi


Showcasing the results of the workshops.

Creatively depicting the new urban borders in 2065

Coming soon

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Enstalasyon


Enstalasyon


Coming soon.

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Who


Anxious Borders is an ongoing joint project by Carbon Collective and Spacedigger.

Who


Anxious Borders is an ongoing joint project by Carbon Collective and Spacedigger.

Carbon Collective

Carbon Collective is an initiative consisting of  nine young artists and designers, with other affiliated artists for some projects. Carbon Collective aims to build relationships with other national and international artists, realize works in the fields of art and design, and create a shared space for collaborative creative work. Carbon Collective meets in a variety of locations in the city, and brings art to spaces outside of the studio. Locally, Carbon Collective maintains partnerships with the Mersin Art Collective and the Mersin Social Responsibility Collective..

 

spacedigger

SPACEDIGGER is a transdisciplinary Berlin-based group of researchers and designers dedicated to questions regarding the urban sphere. As architects, urban planners, artists and social scientists we love to develop workshop concepts, conduct research on socio-spatial configurations and design playful or practical interventions in the fabric of the city. It was founded in 2013 with Duygu Kaban, Gaia Agostini, and Tristan Biere. After working together on the In/Visible Cities workshop in early 2015, Jeremy Pine has joined spacedigger as well. 

 

support

The Anxious Borders team is grateful for the generous support of the following organizations.

Tandem Exchange

http://tandemexchange.eu/ 

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Anadolu Kültür

www.anadolukultur.org

European Cultural Foundation

www.culturalfoundation.eu

Mersin Chamber of Commerce and Industry

www.mtso.org.tr

MitOst

http://www.mitost.org/

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Mercator Stıftung

www.stiftung-mercator.de

Akdeniz Municipality

www.akdeniz-bld.gov.tr

Mersin University

http://www.mersin.edu.tr