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  1. 1. 2011-2012 Spring SemesterFaculty of Architecture ID 501 Advanced ProjectDepartment Of Industrial Design Development In Industrial Design Erasmus IP Project Partnership with TU/Eindhoven & Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussel: Cultural Differences in Practice Inst. Figen IŞIK, Part-Time Inst. Burcu DERER OMAY, Res. Asst. Yekta BAKIRLIOĞLU Hande IŞIK Selma KADİROĞLU Ceren KÖKTÜRK Hande ÖZTAŞ Zeliha UYURCA Nur YILDIRIM
  2. 2. Our approach of design is also inspired by… Culture is simply what gives meaning to actions, which it does by providing a sense of coherence or patterning and predictability. It provides the lens through which one interprets events, scenes, and actions. Robert Gordon
  3. 3. What to look and observe?An underlying shared system ofinformation and knowledge that ismanifested through patterns of norms,behaviors and signifiers.
  4. 4. Main ArgumentBy observing the change in notion ofculture, we aim to explore dynamics ofculture via inspecting the everyday lifepractices, which are shaped bymodernization, performed in publicspaces through urban equipment.
  5. 5. Method and ApproachInitiativeelements and Origins Needs e.g.History Politics Practices in ContextHow can we read the meanings of practices?
  6. 6. Lack ofcommunication, Needs of people Urban Socialization, Equipments, Recreation Activites Loitering is observed to be a repetitive motive in urban spaces.
  7. 7. OPERATION OUTPUT INPUT ACTS (Meaning (Meaning) (Operation) Creation) Practices Cultural Reproduction Meaning Making Loitering Representation Operations PatternsThick Description: There may be various reasons behind practices and actions
  8. 8. Loitering• to stand about without any aim or purpose;• to stand about idly;• to linger;• to hang around…• Historical meaning related to great depression, economics, modernization and urbanization
  9. 9. Psychology of Space Human desire space…
  10. 10. Physical ControlControlling access to certain features
  11. 11. Perspectives of Ownership Our relation to the space we inhabit“I belong to this land” or not?
  12. 12. Graffiti Culture Tests Ownership…
  13. 13. Perspectives of Ownership Vandalism as a result of Loitering
  14. 14. LoiteringSocialization VandalismEntertainment PollutionLived space creation Insecurity
  15. 15. LoiteringThrough intersection of „Lack of urban equipment and space for socialization‟ and „The need for existence in urban/public/social space‟Practiced in Urban SpaceTo loiter as a habit and loitering areas as habitusLoitering as an activity: „Doing nothing is doing somethingSubversion is createdLived Space is createdVandalism and „Bad Habits‟ are seen as material manifestation
  16. 16. Lack ofcommunication, Needs of people Urban Socialization, Equipments, Recreation Activites Loitering is observed to be a repetitive motive in urban spaces.
  17. 17. LoiteringMotives Behind;Release Tension (Work, Stress)Bored (Boredom)Not Enough Activity Spaces (Lack of Urban Equipments and Spaces)Enjoyable (Leisure Time spent with friends)
  18. 18. Operation Inputs Acts OutputsBoredom To Loiter Relax Meaning Meaning Creation Reason
  19. 19. LoiteringArgument: A practice that is acted in certain spaces, Loitering is ahabit and habitus that is caused with the lack of urban space forsocializing and the need for art of being / existence in socialspace. Due to safety reasons however, loitering connotes withnegative implications and furthermore illegal in some places.Can we create positive implications through understanding andencouraging the practice through an interactive installation?
  20. 20. Design Proposals1- Loitering Area2- Tracking Installation3- How to Loiter / Positions
  21. 21. Design Proposals1- Loitering AreaA space that loitering is encouragedSigns as please loiter, you can loiter here‟People are encouraged to put waste or put sth personal in order to create personal space through material manifestation
  22. 22. Design Proposals2- Tracking Installation People that are spending time in a certain place, sitting, walking, loitering, are tracked by a camera and the motives are reflected in the same place to make them notice their practice.
  23. 23. Design Proposals3- How to Loiter / PositionsSpaces in which loitering is common are observed and loitering methods are studiedin order to come up with loitering styles. Shapes or silhouettes are painted/reflectedin the space in order to attract attention to habit and habitus.
  24. 24. Local Marketplaces (Bazaars)
  25. 25. Local Marketplaces (Bazaars)As a result of commercial activities, spaces are created due toconvenience of variety of products, availability and ease oftransportation. Consumption Communication Doing activities Choice Local Socialization Marketplace Intimacy, trustPublic, social and political reasons create local marketplace spaces but it turns into a representational space by the involvement of people.
  26. 26. Input / Act / OutputSocialization / Local Marketplace Shopping / MaterialOwnership & SpendingBelonging / Advantage,Bargaining / SatisfactionActivity / Open Space Walking, Discovery andCreation / SatisfactionHabit of Consumption / Buying, Shopping /Manifestation of Class and Taste
  27. 27. • Argument:Shopping from marketplaces and bazaarsare still practiced in spite of the advantagesof supermarkets. How can we understandand question the reasons behind the bazaarpractice?
  28. 28. Design Proposals• Aim: Understanding the reasons of continuity of shopping from local marketplaces through an installation that represents local market place experience Chaos, Intimacy, Order, Repetition Experience of Marketplace: Interaction, Involvement
  29. 29. Transportation
  30. 30. Dolmuş as a Transportation Practice
  31. 31. Dolmuş as a Transportation Practice• “Dolmuş” as a specific symbol of Turkish transportation practice• Part of EDL• Emergence of dolmuş under the effects of urbanization, modernization• Cramped and small place in which there is a circulation of people• Requires attention, there is involment and Interaction• Intimacy, personal space
  32. 32. Transportation as a Practice Transition between everyday life activities (Work-Leisure) To reach a certain place B from A, through a route; having a shared space with strangers. The same route, the same aim Strangers and conflicts…
  33. 33. Design ProposalsDue to lack of personal space and comfort1- Observing how personal space and intimacy are created2- Children‟s giving up their seats to elderly people
  34. 34. Design Proposals1- Observing how personal space and intimacy are createdDesigning interchangable seating arrangement in order to let people interact and create personal spaces and intimacy as individuals or groups
  35. 35. Design Proposals2- Children‟s giving up their seats to elderly peopleDesigning a personal space for children in Dolmuş and observing the reactions and transformation of practices of agents
  36. 36. Q&AThank you