Instrumentalising İstanbul-Design Workshop

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Date: May 7-11, 2012
Place: Santral Campus
This workshop will be a collaborative project between the students of Cardiff University Welsh School of Architecture and İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Architecture Interior Design Department. This will provide an opportunity to share architectural and cultural background through the lens of this dynamic and vibrant city. The workshop will focus on students making an architectural installation, ‘an instrument’, that will perform with the city.

The workshop will begin with students exploring the Golden Horn Area, Haskoy Pier. Taking inspiration from the field trip the students will be asked to propose an architectural instrument through which they will be synthesizing old methods of craftsmanship with new fabrication techniques such as laser cutting and CNC. This instrument will be one that can perform and engage with the city; its streets, its views, its elements and its people.