The project ‘Grounding Diaspora in Architecture’ consists of three exhibitions: ‘Architecture and Design', ‘Architecture and Art’ and ‘Architecture and Urban’. These categories are based on examining the features of the diaspora and the settlement of the migrants.
Contemporary migrants laminate the various layers of contents in urban society. The urban can be said to be a combination of intangible and tangible memory. Diaspora is a messenger of ‘collective memories' accumulated by migrants and its historical strata.
Diaspora is a continuous phenomenon that has been existed in our history. However, it has been closely related to the urban structures and architectures. Overall, this project has a contemporary meaning which deals with infrastructure and their relevance to the diaspora.
Grounding Diaspora in Architecture #1
Architecture as Material
Taking place from June 13 to 29, 2017, the exhibition 'Architecture as Material' invites designers and artists, exploring the form of the book in a constructive way.
A building has its blueprint, frame and materials to become a building, a book also has its own systematic structure such as text, grid and texture to become a book. As if a cluster of buildings form a community where a cultural interplay may begin, the books in the exhibition ‘Architecture as Material' will encourage the audience to extend their three-dimensional reading experience to become a part of it.
With an interdisciplinary approach, the artists are challenged to communicate both material and visual aspects of reading experience by twisting the form and structural interpretation of a book.