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Message in A Bottle: Design Thoughts on New Life Forms

PechaKucha Night Istanbul – Istanbul Biennial Special Night

With and through art, we commit ourselves to the possibilities of joy and vitality, leaping from form to flourishing life. The 14th Istanbul Biennial, SALTWATER. A Theory of Thought Forms, looks for where to draw the line, to draw upon and to draw out, through organic and non-linear forms that connect research in art with other knowledge. It does so offshore, on the flat surfaces with our fingertips but also in the depths, underwater, before the enfolded encoding unfolds.


The 14th Biennial of Istanbul intends to create a dialogue between the work of exploring a traumatized past and the work of transforming history into a fertile terrain for the future, a culture of “compost.” Worldliness and flourishing, the celebration of life, and the emergence of new forms of life and art, can only meaningfully occur if a parallel recognition of loss occurs. The saltwater of the Atlantic Ocean absorbed the bodies of slaves for centuries (the so-called “middle passage”); landlocked seas of salt crystals, the remnants of ancient oceans, drew patterns in the deserts of Australia and on the plains of Utah, visible witnesses of indigenous people’s histories and catastrophes, and today saltwater hosts the bodies fallen from boats crossing the Mediterranean from its Southern shores.


Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev   
April 4, 2015

Should you wish to join the conversation on design thoughts on new life forms, and put your message in a bottle and release into saltwater,
please contact  ndenizu@34solo.com
PechaKucha Night Istanbul will take place at TAK -Tasarım Atölyesi Kadıköy on October 22, 2015 at 20:20. You can present in Turkish or in English.


@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2012

Kerem Piker speaks about his project, Bomba, a report on a fictional, accidental 1943 bombing of Istanbul by the Allies, and the three politically and socially significant landmarks his fictional history reports as destroyed. In doing so, he questions how these sites have become important, and what nonfictional accidents are responsible for their present images.


Aye, Thanks!

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2012

Can Yücel Metin's presentation is all about a comedy TV series called Aye, Thanks! that airs Friday nights in Turkey. He is an actor on the show, as well as a writer. (in English)


Innovative Technologies: From Xbox to Robby the Robot

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2012

Armina Mkhitaryan's presentation covers some of the latest Microsoft technologies, everything from the Kinect to the innovative projects implemented by the Microsoft Innovation Center in Armenia. (in English)


Human Planetary Impact: The “Glocal” Perspective

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2012

Alen Amirkhanian teaches environmentally sustainable urbanism and engineering, and his presentation is about compelling work done internationally to understand the human global impact on the planet. He also talks about work he is undertaking to address these global issues at a local level. (in English)


Social Platform for single parents

@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2012

"Bechos" means "single and with children," but it's also a social meeting platform for single parents on the internet. In this presentation, Yersu Kalaba shows how it is being used to share ideas and problems that relate to being single with children, and how it is developing through its members. (in English)


Coping with Istanbul

@ VOL 13 ON FEB 23, 2012

The changes in Istanbul's architectural fabric over the years. Part of the Global Cities Week. This presentation is in Turkish.

57 Hours Later...

@ VOL 1 ON DEC 03, 2007

GEA-SAR arrived in Port Au Prince-Haiti, from Turkey, 57 hours after the Haiti Eartquake. As soon as the team arrived the city, they started to work on the debris of the biggest supermarket of the city. GEA-SAR operated 6 days, working with US SFTF2 team on the debris of Caribbean Market and saved 5 lives.
 Team Members in Haiti: 
Umut Dinçşahin,
 Kadir Erkan, Cem Behar,  Betül Ergun,  
Mihrican Bal, İbrahim Doğru, 
 Nazım Özdemir,  Zeynep Gül Ünal, 
and Caner Kalaycı.

It should also be noted that this presentation was originally a part of our Global PechaKucha Day effort for Haiti Reconstruction

"Presentation of the Day" on January 30, 2013.



PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol. 21 is coming

PechaKucha Night Istanbul Vol. 21 "OPEN AGENDA"is coming on Thursday at TAK. We will be at stage with interesting personal stories at this time.
There is so much headlines about  creativity, art, life, design, fairytales and music.
And a surprise presentation will be with us! Just a little clue: Language and fairytales connect the people and bring the stories.
Come and join us on Thursday at 19.30, TAK (Tasarim Atolyesi Kadikoy)

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