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11 August 2019 - 25 August 2019

Objective: To create a space for thinking on spatial practices, developing group / collaborative skills, creating a mutual education ground and a discussion platform. To discuss spatial discourses in different other disciplines and to a create a room for investigation. The course aims to establish a relationship between disciplines that doesn’t have the opportunity to collaborate especially when people are at the stage of acquiring a profession and to strengthen the interaction and communication among the individuals involved in architectural education in different cities and schools. It also focuses on creating new research on the needs of rural areas instead of urban spaces which is very common in architectural practices of university education today.


1. Place, Roof, Space

2. Space-Screen

3. Audiovisuality and Editing in the Construction of Space-Time


1-Place, Roof, Space


SK: Assoc. Prof. Sait Ali Köknar | Kadir Has University

BK: Asst. Prof. Burcu Serdar Köknar | MEF University


Objectives: The workshop aims to design and if possible construct an area close to the village in which the works produced during the courses are exhibited inside or under and throughout the whole process participants can think about the place, roof and space  concepts.


Goals: Spatial roof is one of the most primitive, oldest man-made elements. It is the general objective of the workshop to explore the relationship of roof with the space, the construction of the space with roof and investigating the transformation of the space through the use of roof using analogue and digital tools and if possible, experiencing the construction of a roof with the limited tools at hand. During the course reading and discussing the texts of Aristotle, Heidegger, Simmel, Semper will accompany our lessons.

When we try to build a roof with participants, we will create an environment in which we think about how the action of making triggers thinking, and how the thinking enriches the structure. Generally, the morning lessons will take place in the studio working with computers and drawing materials and evening lessons will be about the field work outside. A simple roof will be constructed with sticks and such other elements we can find around and the fabrics and ropes we brought from home with us. How, where and in which way the roof will be constructed is part of the discussion process during the workshop considering the possibilities and limitations around.


Process: The program is designed as morning classes for indoor activities and as collective study time for all lessons in the evenings.The experiments produced during the morning hours will be developed in the afternoon and at the end of the workshop all works will be exhibited in an event-space design. The last two days of the program are left to the construction, experience, documentation and dismantling of this event-space. Various presentations and discussions will accompany the lessons. At the center of the workshop there are the cloth, rope and found materials. We discuss how to make a roof with these materials. The roof is first produced on a small scale and then applied to a space chosen during the lessons. The construction of the roof can be made by combining the lower parts such as hand made knitting or it can also be built by simple and practical hanging-stretching systems.


Seminar: Being a part of the Space 

Lecturers: Sait Ali Köknar, Burcu Serdar Köknar

When we think of human actions as an extension of nature, the existence of man in nature is transformed. We can discuss how the architectural studies can multiply the components in relation to space by looking at certain examples and begin to understand how the actions of the architect will help him/her develop strategies in being a part of the space. The presentation aims at starting a discussion on how we should use design strategies in a future where the components in relation to space ​​are assessed and multiplied and by the human hand.


2. Audiovisuality and Editing in the Construction of Space-Time


CG: Can Gündüz

BD: Bilge Demirtas

These series of seminars traces the different forms of space, time, and narrative patterns that have emerged in the broader time span from the invention of photography to recent digital technologies. The base created by going between concept and practice aims at enabling the participants to understand the nature of the audiovisual device and editing by driving formulas from their own bodily dynamism.


Basic Editing Techniques: Definitions and Applications

Concepts and Practices on the Construction of Audiovisual

Seminar: Concepts and Practices I: The Invention and Development of a Cinematograhic Device

Practice: Plan-Sequence

Editing- Thoughts

Seminar: Concepts and Practices II: City, Memory and Archive

Practice: Narrative and Editing

Seminar: Space/Device Relationship form Analog to Digital Seminar: Place in Contemporary Art Practices


3. Space-Display

SS: Sinem Serap Duran

The series of lessons Space-Screen within this workshop aims to understand the nature, space and settlements by producing new meanings. The participant who steps into the village for the first time, creates the first frame. S/he places a new frame into the nature by his/her own hands, s/he learns from the reaction of nature. S/he learns that s/he does not see or think through the representations, so s/he distorts, transforms and with each new frame produces new meanings and wholes.

In this two-week process of discovery, participants are introduced to multiple framing methods in which they explore spatial layers. In addition to participating in conceptual, temporal discussions and activities to help them gain practical skills, they become involved in things, by walking, touching and making. In this way, installations, editing, video collage techniques with images either stable or in motion, are transformed into a method of critical comprehension/expression, intervention and interpretation.



Seminar 1-Nature: Experience in Space

The seminar includes conceptual and temporal debates on nature and space.

Film screening: Andy Goldsworthy - Rivers and Tides

Practice-Nature: Installations on Space

The experiments help develop an understanding through interventions by observing and participating in the flows of nature.

Group work: An installation will be created at Nesin Art Village with totally natural materials.

Seminar 2-Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects

The seminar is an introduction to video editing programs, green screen and video collage techniques.

Seminar 3-Mixed Practices in the Space: Installation, Land Art, Video Art

A discussion on the art of installation in Arts and architecture, land-art and video art.

Practice: Mixed Practices on Space: The installation creates physical and digital interventions to reproduce the space at the Village.


Group work:

We install works in micro spaces within the village, and make video collages by using green screen technique.

Seminar 4-Collage as a Layering Tool: Discusses collage, assemblage, history and theory of assemblage as a critical method.

Practice- (Spatial) Collage: Individual work: two and three-dimensional experiments.

Seminar 5- Reading Moving Images: Conceptual discussions on film-video interpretation and a presentation of examples.

Practice-Spatial Matching: A final hybrid work.

Group Work: We install works which construct various micro spaces, and video collages within the village and show them at the final exhibition.

Target group: The course is open to students from all fields / disciplines, undergraduate and graduate levels of universities and last grade high school students. However, applications other than specified criteria will be taken into consideration as well. The course is for everyone who has questions and interests on "space".


To apply: The participants are expected to write a 200-word letter (motivation letter) on the application form explaining why they want to take part in the Architecture Program together with their resume ( in which they explain their work if they have any). In addition, they are expected to paste an accessible link to a work on the subject of “space” created with their chosen medium (video, poster, photo, text…) on the application form.

Fee: The fee of the program is 2410 TL for dormitories and 1810 TL for tents including accommodation, lessons, four meals a day and basic needs.

Availability: 30 people.

For questions: Aycan Şahin (

Application: Click here for the application form. Applications are assesed regularly and the results are sent by email.

Registration: Your application result will be sent via email within 15 days of your application. All transactions related to your payment and registration will be processed after your application has been approved.


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Program team


Instructor in charge of first class design studios at Kadir Has University Art and Design Faculty. He is conducting research on design tools, philosophy and history. He completed his undergraduate education in ITU in 1996 with his Archiprix awarded


Architect, sociologist, filmmaker. Full-time lecturer at IYTE Architecture Department. He has a bachelor's degree in architecture from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, a master's degree in architecture