2013 | #occupygezi architecture
Editor and Coordination: Yelta Köm
Contributors: Ayşe Selin Gürel, Beyza Derbentoğulları, Burçak Sönmez, Ceren Kılıç, Ceren Sözer, Erdem Tüzün, Erdem Üngür, Emre Gündoğdu, H. Cenk Dereli, Hayrettin Günç, Kerem Özcan, Merve Gül Özokçu, Yasemin Sünbül, Yelta Köm
"The protests in Istanbul indicated one simple thing for architects," writes organisation co-founder Yelta Köm on the Tumblr page for the project. "We need new definitions for architecture in situations when architecture is removed from architects."
He continues: "Each unique structure that we encounter in the streets and Gezi Park has its own in-situ design and implementation process. Documentation of these temporary structures is of huge importance for further examination, considering their limited life-cycle."
A stage for speakers, a barricade made from benches and a communal dining table are already included in the archive, and Herkes Icin Mimarlik is asking for more submissions.
"We really want to document as much as possible," says the team. "While we are drawing what we could find, we are also open to contribution from everyone."
The demonstrations began last month, following a brutal police attack to remove a small group protesting the demolition of Gezi Park to make room for a new shopping mall.
SALT, Istanbul - Park
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