Friday, March 26, 2010

DK02. Hybrid Public Space

April 6, 2010 Tuesday, 19:00-21:00
Garanti Galeri - Platform Garanti
İstiklal Caddesi 115, Beyoğlu İstanbul

map, aram bartholl, 2006-2009

Can Altay
Akın İdil (Valensas Teknoloji Hizmetleri)
Mücteba Kılıç (Genç Siviller)

Our contemporary public space is hybrid in two ways: 1) its environment is both physical and virtual, 2) its management is public, private and community-based at the same time. With the adoption of mobile internet applications and the use of information technologies within the city infrastructure, a new digital skin has been layered over the urban materiality. We are moving away from the Enlightenment concept of public space, which once consisted of large squares and later post-modernist public space composed for example of privately owned shopping malls. As public space develops into an ever more stratified entity, what kind of new realities do we confront in these hybrid public spaces? How do we react to these changes? How do the new commons, configured by hyper-local spaces, effect social and individual creation?

Düğümküme Meetings is a new discussion series that aims to confront contemporary art by considering its relationship to rapidly developing technologies in the context of civil society issues.

The first meeting DK01 titled 'Distributed Work' took place on February 3rd with the participation of Karen Verschooren, curator from Z33 Art Center Brussels, Emel Kurma, director of Helsinki Citizens' Assembly, and Hasan Yalçınkaya, co-founder of Pilli Network.

The video documentation can be viewed here

We will be using a new consensus-voting tool during the discussions. Please use the link below to sign up and get more information.