Arkimeet 2013: Architects meet in Istanbul

Arkimeet 2013: Architects meet in Istanbul

Arkitera Architecture Center is an independent architecture center that has been dedicated to sustain a better architectural practice, enhance the architectural culture and to raise the architectural quality in Turkey.

ARKIMEET, one of the brands created by Arkitera Architectural Center, is developed as the most significant meeting platform among the architects in Turkey. With the motto "ARCHITECTS MEET in ISTANBUL", the event will comprise national and international conferences, panels and award ceremonies to honor individuals and institutions which contribute to the improvement of the urban quality. In addition to these activities and awards, it is aimed to provide opportunities to establish one-to-one connections among the participants and providing appropriate meeting occasions.

This year speakers include Julien de Smedt, Durmuş Dilekçi, Anne Marie Galmstrup, and Josep Lluis Mateo among others.

Complete information after the break.

ARKIMEET 2013 focuses on cities. The theme of the event - launched with the motto "Architects Meet in Istanbul"- has been designated as "ByPass". Various subjects, including the problems and the solutions that respond to city and urban dwelling, both in local and global contexts, will be discussed in detail. The relation between the architecture and the cities will be examined through numerous topics... The event will seek answers to a range of questions concerning the built environment and its actors... How do the architects deliberate the interventions made on the cities whereas these interventions are not made to be perpetual or sustainable? The so-called gentrification / regenation projects shaping the public and urban spaces, transportation strategies cause irevocable unwholesome results by incoherent approaches. It is not difficult to find the responsible ones for the 'short circuits' in the cities since the architects and the other related professionals are excluded from the process. Alongside such problems, what about the essential solutions? What about the ones who are avoided from the cities by the possessors of the power; problems, malfunctions, stray dogs or urban dwellers?

Panels and Conferences

Conference Series: "Architects Meet in Istanbul"
In this series of conferences, ARKIMEET will host a number of successful and prestigious architects from all around the world. Architects Julien de Smedt, Manuelle Gautrand and Josep Lluis Mateo will share their knowledge and talk over about their current projects and architectural perception in interaction with the participants.

Architecture in Between Local and Global: A Glocal Perspective
Within the scope of the panel, panelists will scrutinize the concepts of “local” and “global and talk over about where do architects stand on the axis in between local and global, related to the architectural culture and production of today.

Architecture in Northern Mediterranean
With the participation of the architects from the Northern Mediterranean countries, the panel will focus on contemporary architectural projects, architectural perception and culture of these countries.

From Near East to Istanbul
In this discussion, the panelist will converse about the architectural situation in different Near East countries; how does the recent social, economic and political uncertanities affect the architectural production and the shifting balance on the basis of architecture in detail.

ARKIMEET Timeline: Zorlu Center
In the scope of the event "ARKIMEET Timeline", one project, which is significant in urban scale, will be discussed in detail chronologically from the very first days of the design process until the execution. This year the chosen project is Zorlu Center which the architecture community keeps tabs on since 2007. The designer of the project, Emre Arolat will take up the story of the project comprehensively and share his experience with the participants.

Cultural Intervention to Urban Transformation
Within the scope of the panel, professionals from different disciplines will discuss the role of culture and arts in urban transformation and how this transformation functions in terms of architecture, in detail by different examples from Turkey and the world.

Parametric Design for Beginners
As the world is changing, in architecture, not only fields of application but also the formats are changing and diversified by recently developed technologies. In the context of this panel, concept of parametric design and the current dilemma whether parametric design offer a new way of thinking or is it only a new design method.

Pecha Kucha Night Istanbul
Within the concept of the event, interdisciplinary discussions will be held about the event theme “ByPass” in a rapid format of presentation Pecha Kucha. Keeping to the Pecha Kucha format, 8 presenters from disciplines such as architecture, urban design, media and music, will talk about their perception and interpretation of “ByPass” in 20 images x 20 seconds.

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Cite: "Arkimeet 2013: Architects meet in Istanbul" 18 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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