Digital Roundtable 5 – Banu Çiçek Tülü

Banu Çiçek Tülü is an urbanist / artist based in Berlin, she explained how she works with different perceptions of sound and using sound as a participatory tool. With Tülü we had a session about the role of biennials.

She addressed the three main questions of Vardiya by sharing her own experience. She presented “Kayıtdışı” which is a workshop and event series organized by students including her.

The second experience she mentioned was an exhibitions organized by HKW Berlin. During the exhibition they initiated collaborations between multidisciplinary actors and stakeholder, creating a new platform to discuss the urban and architectural issues.

Tülü concluded the presentation with a manifesto responding to “What should the biennial do?”

“-A biennial should work on the contemporary issues of the world, bearing in mind the past, the present and the future.
-A biennial should be social and inclusive, open to different backgrounds, different migrant groups, as well as different decisions, choices and disadvantaged population.
-A biennial should be critical and create a debate, rather than trying to find an answer. Because ,as we all know, there is not just one answer.
-A biennial should be self-reflective in different geographies and territories of the world.
-A biennial should be political and should try to change the political discourse.”

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Digital Lecture – 3 | Tamar Shafrir

Tamar Shafrir joined us for our 3rd Digital Lecture, talked to us about “Quiddity” or the essence of things, the perception of beauty and the technologies of seeing, and answered our questions in a very interesting conversation. Tamar, a writer and researcher in the field of design (architecture, visual culture, technology, fashion), talked about the meaning of the image in an era when most images are not produced for the human vision but for AI. How can a computer have an aesthetical appreciation? How do this new, non-human, aesthetics define the way images are produced, perceived and how do they redefine “beauty”?

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