Digital Roundtable 4 – Çağrı Hakan Zaman

Çağrı Hakan Zaman had a presentation for us; he showed the previous works he had done. We examined and talked about how digital can help us the create and remember a space. Even we experience the same space; our mind doesn’t remember the whole details, it selects different parts of the room. We also talked about the question ‘’How can a machine or an artificial logic realize the idea of a space

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Digital Roundtable – 3 | Jorge Urias

For the 3rd digital roundtable of Vardiya, we were delighted to meet Jorge Urias. In his presentation, he answered to the three questions posed by the curators of Vardiya, and then talked about his multidisciplinary practice based in New York and Mexico.

Jorge points out that technology plays a big role in how the biennale works, and that the biennale is mostly about dialogue, exchange of knowledge, a tool to experiment and to test. The biennale brings together different cultures and backgrounds constructing patterns of ideas and information.

Just as it happens in a biennale, Jorge describes his practice as an exploration of “the multiple converging variables that work together to create patterns of ınformation”. His work aims to make “visible the hidden patterns between the built and the unbuilt”. In other words, the process of design is based on contextual analyses that results in actual patterns inscribed in the façades of buildings.

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Digital Roundtable # 2 | Pelin Tan

In the second roundtable of the 1st Vardiya, Pelin Tan attempted to answer some of the main questions posed by the Vardiya Project – “Why does the biennial exist? What does the biennial do? For whom does the biennial exist?” – based on her professional experiences on the realm of biennials.
Strolling along her varied participations in biennales all over the world, from Venice to Oslo, to Lisbon and even Shenzhen, Pelin explained that the important thing is to turn the exhibition space into a “place for thinking and experiencing collectively”. According to Pelin, biennials are places that give the opportunity to experience “crazy things” for both audiences and curators, something that wouldn’t be possıble in the real world.

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Digital Roundtable # 1 | Kutan Ayata

“Representational argument between reality and it’s representation.”
-Kutan Ayata

Kutan Ayata’s roundtable talk focused on self-expression techniques in architecture with the improving technology.
In time, the representation transmuted from a painting to a rendering, from a human’s hand to a computer and simultaneously, the representational image’s association to reality has also altered. As the representation fits our preconceptions of the subject, we perceive it to be literal, thus we feel comfortable and associate with the portrayed reality. Anything that represents an image that’s beyond our understanding of reality, we find disturbing, in other words, strange. Representation in architecture speculates a certain appearance of reality. In the digital environment by using texture, color etc. –offerings of today’s technology- we can convey an image as reality.

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