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Memory Marathon

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.

 

PROGRAM

Moderator: Cem Kozar (PATTU)

 

 

11.00– 13.00  // WHAT IS MEMORY?

 

Öget Öktem Tanör

Prof. Dr. Neuropsychologist

How do we register? How do we remember? (30’)

 

Vedat Ozan

Scent Specialist / Perfumer

On Scents (30’)

 

Albert Ali Salah

Assistant Professor Dr at the Department of Computer Engineering, Boğaziçi University.

The Memory of Artifical Intelligence(30’)

 

Q&A

 

 

13.30 – 15.30 // THE MEMORY OF EVERYDAY LIFE

 

Gökhan Akçura

Researcher, Writer

The Secret History of Tophane (30’)

 

Alper Maral

Assoc. Prof. Dr at the Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Music and Performing Arts, Yıldız Technical University

Emotional Memory and Its Virtual Spaces (30’)

 

Aslı Odman

Lecturer at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, MSFAU

The Making of Space in Tophane: From Galata-Ford to Galataport (30’)

 

Mehmet Kaçmaz (Nar Photos) 

Photographer

Documentary Photography as External Memory (30’)

 

Q&A

 

16.00 – 18.00 // WHICH PAST?

 

Ömer Kanıpak

Architect

Tabula Rasa (30’)

 

Edhem Eldem

Prof. Dr at the Department of History, School of Arts and Sciences, Boğaziçi University

The Historian and the Construction of Memory (30’)

 

Zeynep Yasa Yaman

Assoc. Prof. Drat Hacettepe University, Art History Department

The Role of Monuments and Squares in View of Collective Memory(30’)

 

Boğaçhan Dündaralp

Architect

Local Struggle: Preserving the memory of the neighbourhood (30’)

 

Q&A

 

The event is free of charge and will be held in Turkish.