Thursday, July 03, 2008

architecture without architecture

A conversation Kim Förster & Pelin Tan
Saturday, 5th July 2008 / at 4:30 pm
Platform Garanti
4th Floor

Kim Förster, the co-editor of the political architectural journal An Architektur and Pelin Tan, the co-editor of “Muhtelif” contemporary art magazine and StudioKahem "innocent act" architecture magazine will talk about architecture and cultural critique.

Kim Förster lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland. He studied American Studies as well as Human Geography at Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany. Förster is a PhD candidate at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Architecture of the ETH Zurich, where he also teaches and researches as an assistant at a chair for Architectural Theory. His thesis is on a sociology and history of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, New York (1967-1984). Since 2002 he is co-editing the political architectural journal An Architektur.

Pelin Tan lives and works in Istanbul. She studied Sociology in Ankara University and Art History in Istanbul Technical University (ITU). She is a PhD candidate and research assistant at the Institute of Social Sciences, History of Art, Architecture Faculty of ITU. Her thesis is on the concept of "locality" of art practices in spatial context. Tan is the co-editor of Muhtelif contemporary art magazine, StudioKahem "innocent act" architecture magazine (October, 2007) and the book "Public Space and Contemporary Art" published by Bilgi Univesity in 2007. She will be a guest proffessor in Nüernberg University at Architecture postgraduate program in winter 2008.