#occupy gezi architecture

A work made of paper.

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  • A work made of paper.

Date:

2013

Artist:

Herkes Için Mimarlik (Architecture For All) (Turkish, founded 2011)
Yelta Köm (Turkish, born 1986)

Contributors: Alican İnal, Ayşe Selin Gürel, Begüm Sarışın, Beril Sezen, Beyza Derbentoğulları, Burçak Sönmez, Ceren Kılıç, Ceren Sözer, Erdem Tüzün, Erdem Üngür, Emre Gündoğdu, H. Cansu Cürgen, H. Cenk Dereli, Hayrettin Günç, Hilal Menlioğlu, Kerem Özcan, M. Sarper Takkeci, Merve Gül Özokçu, Pelin Tan, Sait Ali Köknar, Yasemin Sünbül, and Yelta Köm

About this artwork

In 2013 the nonprofit organization Architecture for All became particularly active in the debates around the proposed urban redevelopment of Taksim Square, a public plaza in Istanbul. The plan inspired a mass protest and a sit-in in nearby Gezi Park. Architecture for All documented the improvised neighborhood on the grounds of the park in a series of drawings, which included “Speakers Points,” “Libraries,” and “Meeting Tables”—all made from found materials. Architecture for All used the tools of architectural drawing (plan, front view, side view, perspective, axonometric) to create a vocabulary for occupying public space, providing a vital contribution to the recording and sharing of ideas.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Herkes Icin Mimarlik (Architecture for All)

Title

#occupy gezi architecture

Date

2013

Medium

Paper

Dimensions

30 × 21.6 cm (12 × 8 1/2 in.) closed

Credit Line

Gift of Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture for All)

Reference Number

2017.532.1

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Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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