Future Architecture Platform: Lecture by Merve Bedir


On Thursday, 7 April 2016 Merve Bedir will hold the third in a series of six lectures in Oris House of Architecture as part  of the Future Architecture Platform, titled The Disposable Human vs. Economies of Solidarity.

This talk will start by presenting things, technologies and spaces related to migration and confinement from different contexts such as Istanbul, Mytilini, Maritsa, Melbourne, Amman, and Gaziantep. This is part of Merve Bedir’s ongoing research on vocabulary of hospitality. Following, she will talk about a variety of local cases where initiatives by migrants and refugees attempt new forms of solidarity and representation. She will discuss the disposable human vs. economies of solidarity to conclude the talk.

Merve Bedir is a PhD candidate in TUDelft and partner at Land and Civilization Compositions. She curated Vocabulary of Hospitality (2015) in Istanbul, One Architecture Week 2015 under the title Uncommon River, and she is part of a women’s kitchen and garden collective in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Future Architecture is the first pan-European platform for architecture museums, festivals and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public.

Our goals:

- Think Future. We highlight the emerging generation of talents in various disciplines and explore and share their ideas about the future of cities and architecture.
- Exchange. 14 organisers from 13 countries create a pan-European programme, visit emerging creators and present their ideas at exhibitions, conferences, lectures and workshops, in books and on the web.
- Raise awareness. The platform makes complex issues of architecture comprehensible to everyone, and promotes a more sustainable living environment.
- Build commitment. A Future Architecture European Quality label recognizes organisers who work with aspiring emerging talents and show their commitment to the platform objectives.

The Future Architecture platform introduces and celebrates innovation, experimentation and the ideas of a generation that will design the architecture and build Europe’s cities in the years to come. It promotes European innovation, architecture, culture, knowledge and social capital through a single common platform. 

Project Manager for Oris House of Architecture is architect and curator Ana Dana Beroš.

Coordinating entity: 
Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana (SI);

Oris House ofArchitecture, Zagreb (HR)
Museum of Architecture in Wrocław (PL)
Belgrade InternationalArchitecture Week (SR)
National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome (IT)
House of Architecture,Graz (AT)
Copenhagen Architecture Festival (DK)
Tirana Architecture Week (AL)
DesignBiotop, Ljubljana (SI)
Lisbon Architecture Triennale (PT)
Ruby Press, Berlin (DE);

Associate members:
Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel (CH)
Prishtina Architecture Week (RKS)
CANactions, Kiev (UA)


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