2015/10: Memory Marathon / Kuzguncuk ve bostan / YAP / istanbul modern
Saturday, October 3, 2015. 11:00 – 18:00
Within the scope of YAP: Young Architects Program, Istanbul Modern presents a marathon of discourse on the concept of “memory”. The context of the event is provided by ALL THAT IS SOLID, a project by PATTU designed specifically for the museum courtyard and which references the history of the Tophane district where the museum is located. The marathon comprises half-hour presentations, conversations and discourses on memory by participants from the arts, social sciences, urbanism and architecture, and science and technology.
Organized on the initiative of and moderated by PATTU, the marathon event first examines memory from the perspective of science and technology. In particular, participants discuss the relationship between memory (as a function of the human brain) and rapidly-emerging technological innovations, and what the future of this relationship may hold.
The next leg of the marathon looks at “memory of everyday life” through archival materials used to re-visit the past and compile a record for the future. Drawing on Tophane as a case study, participants explores how music, sound, photography, documentation and other records of memory in the social sciences and arts establish intertemporal connections.
The final leg focuses on the position and importance of public squares, monuments and dense urban areas in the production of collective memory through the lens of contemporary art history, architecture and studies on urban culture.
Moderator: Cem Kozar (PATTU)
11.00 – 13.00 What is memory?
Albert Ali Salah
13.30 – 15.30 The memory of everyday life
Mehmet Kaçmaz (Nar Photos)
15.45 – 18.00 Which past?
Zeynep Yasa Yaman
The event is free of charge and will be held in Turkish.