To who belongs public space ?


The workshop “Practices of Commoning: Critical Spatial Ecology”

co-organized by Pelin Tan, associate professor at the Architecture Faculty, Mardin Artuklu University, Mardin (Turkey), and the Sursock Museum Beirut (Lebanon),

included a presentation by Namick Mackik

on the urbanization/migration, migrating the urban,

“The term “Urban” has been urbanized lately in the sense that it doesn’t represent the city…

Can we dislodge a certain definition of “Urban”?;

Certain political imaginary, Idea of society, is that to integrate the one into the big…”

Mentioning artists such as Bojan Sarcevic in his artwork “World Corner” where he took a corner of a wall from a house that has been demolished/condemned, seeing in it a possibility of a new world…

Bojan-Sarcevic_s2-00 Art Installation “World Corner”

And Artists Collective “Center for political beauty” by their artwork of transporting bodies of refugees and making public burials…

During the workshop the mentioning of Beirut as a post-war city as…

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