After participants broke into groups and began their field research, visiting artists and mentors, Duygu Atçeken and Mert Akbal, conducted critical, thought-provoking exercises to foster critical engagement with the issues raised so far in the Anxious Borders framework.

Mert Akbal used a future scenario process to give participants a more comprehensive perspective on the borders represented by the objects gathered for the artifact collection earlier in the week.

Duygu Atçeken worked with small groups to help direct their creative impulses, brainstorming with them about which media would be best to realize their visions. Together, both mentors aided groups with prototyping projects while leading up to the exhibition.