WHAT IS NESIN ART VILLAGE?
Nesin Art Village (NAV) is an innovative art program that was launched in 2015 by the alternative education initiative developed at Nesin Mathematics Village (NMV). NMV is located at Şirince-İzmir and was established in 2007. NAV aims to maintain an approach that focuses on criticality and independent production processes. It wants to offer a learning environment for young people from around Turkey, through workshops and seminars to be carried out by artists, academicians, writers and curators.
"The hand is the mirror to the mind.” – I. Kant
The program takes it starting point from the experiences of its three “educators” who have made it a habit to learn things by themselves or considering themselves to be self taught individuals, sharing the manifold explorations they have made on educational studies moving between the gray area between arts and crafts. Even though we all have been educated in different disciplines during our formal education, our learning methods and habits vary because everyone has their own curiosities and interests. Arts / Crafts: Experiments on Self-learning aims to question our ways of perceiving, seeing and learning abilities, and investigates the “DIY-Do it yourself” trend, cultural codes which differentiate individuals and utilizes crafts-making as a method for knowledge production.