Thinking Through Making: Diversity in Practice
Friday, March 12, 2021 13.00 TR / 10.00 UK
Live video conference event
The talks are held in English and in Turkish. Simultaneous translation is provided.
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You can watch the recording of the panel in the upcoming days at Istanbul Modern's YouTube channel in Turkish or in English.
Istanbul Modern and the Royal College of Art (RCA) continue with the series of events focusing on the relationship between technology and craft with a panel titled “Thinking through Making: Diversity in Practice”.
In the second event of the series, academicians, researchers, artists and designers from different disciplines share their production and research processes. The topics that will be addressed by the experts in their fields reflect the diversity of textile usage areas. Traditional production techniques, collective production methods, wearable technologies, the use of textiles as a means of expression and sustainability are all among the topics that indicate the limitless possibilities of textiles.
“Thinking Through Making” program offers participants the opportunity to explore the creative processes related to textiles and to discuss them in comparison with each other. The series of online events focuses on the interaction of fields such as art, craft and technology with textile. The past, present and future of textile are evaluated within the framework of different working methods, and are opened up for discussion.
Bager Akbay, Artist / Educator
1- Güneş Terkol, Artist
“Against the Tide”
2- Begüm Cânâ Özgür, Designer, Studio Begüm Cânâ Özgür
“Hands on: Design Process and Social Impact”
3- Dr Berdan Kalav, Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Textile Technologies Design, Faculty Member
“Science Behind the Traditional Turkish Handicraft: Hand block printing example.”
4- İrem Sabanuç Gönül, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Textile Arts, Faculty Member
“On Sustainability - Based Applications in Textiles”
5- Oğuz 'Oz' Buruk, Marie Curie Fellow at Gamification Group, Tampere University
“Making Wearables for and through Playful Experiences”
The newly launched project “Crafting Technology for Textiles”, funded by Art and Humanities Research Council and Newton Fund, explores emerging soft smart systems and new materials fields for local artists and designers.
For more information on the project, please click here and reach out to us, via:
Assoc Prof Dr Elif Özden Yenigün, Senior Tutor in Textiles Programme, Royal College of Art
Melodi Gülbaba, Assistant Curator, Istanbul Modern
Güneş Terkol, Artist
Güneş Terkol born in 1981, is a Turkish artist based in Istanbul. She graduated from Mimar Sinan University, Fine Art Faculty, Painting Department. She completed her master’s degree in Yildiz Teknik University Interdisciplinary Art Department. Terkol takes inspiration from her immediate surroundings, collecting materials and stories, which she weaves into her sewing pieces, videos, sketches, and musical compositions. She is also a member of HaZaVuZu artist collective and GuGuOu group keeps working. More...
Recent solo exhibitions include: “One Twoness” Krank Art Gallery Istanbul (2020) , “She wasn’t there and She Couldn’t Believe Her Ears” Nev Gallery, Ankara, "Home is my Heart" Krank Sanat Galeri, Istanbul (2017), "Storing Souls" Galeri Nev, Ankara (2017), ve “The Holographic Record” NON Gallery Istanbul (2014), "Dreams on the River", Organhause, Chongqing, China (2011).
Group Shows; “Protext!”, Luigi Pecci, Prato, [IT] (2020), “16th Istanbul Biennial”, Istanbul, [TR] (2019), “The Mahalla Festival, Malta [MT] (2018), "In Pursuit of the Present", Istanbul Modern, (2018), "Ladies' Paradise", Grace Belgravia, London (2018), "Leaden Circles Dissolved in The Air ", Elgiz Muzesi, İstanbul (2018), " Home is where the he'art' is" , Galerie Paris- Beijing, Paris (2018) "Three Windowed Play " , Noks, Istanbul (2018), “Aylaklar", Fransız Kültür, Istanbul (2017), ArtNight, Londra (2017), 32. Sao Paulo Bienal, Interceza Vivai (2016), “Passion, Joy, Fury” MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts Roma; (2015), 10th Gwangju Biennale Korea; (2013), “Better Homes” Sculpture Center New York; (2013) Whitechapel Gallery London (with Ha Za Vu Zu); (2013), “Dream and Reality” Istanbul Modern Istanbul (2012), “Signs Taken in Wonder” MAK Vienna, (2012)
Artist Residencies; 2016, Cite Des International Art, Paris, 2013 ISCP, New York; 2011 OrganHaus, Chongqing; 2010 Gasworks, London
Begüm Cânâ Özgür, Designer, Studio Begüm Cânâ Özgür
Studio Begüm Cana Özgür is a product and textile oriented design studio based in Istanbul and in New York.
With a background in Interior Architecture, Begüm Cana Özgür received her master’s degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, 3D Design department. In 2014, she started her studio based in Istanbul where the cultural richness of the land has been the major motive in her work, developing an interest in ancient craft practices. Her recent work focuses on textiles and concepts formed around textiles. More...
Cana’s work integrates design, art and crafts. Starting from the initial ideation, her design process is carried out hands on. She plays with common materials and existing techniques to fully understand their potential to develop a new contemporary expression. The experimental process results in the development and adaptation of skills, suggesting new ways of doing. Which enables design ideas finding a truly authentic form of body in her work.
Dr Berdan Kalav, Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Textile Technologies Design, Faculty Member
Berdan Kalav is printing, dyeing and textile chemistry specialist and teaches related subjects in Istanbul Technical University (ITU). Current research areas include UV fixation in pigment printing, natural dyes, traditional Turkish hand block printing, cotton recycling. He did his PhD on developing an expert system software for ink jet printing of cotton fabrics at NCSU and ITU.
İrem Sabanuç Gönül, Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Textile Arts, Faculty Member
Irem Sabanuç Gönül was born in Istanbul in 2002. She graduated from the Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Textile Arts. After working in the textile sector, Sabanuç Gönül started her graduate degree in 2004, and was accepted as a Research Assistant at the Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Textile Arts. She received her Fine Arts PhD in 2017. More...
She participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, textile biennials and other art events and presented papers at various conferences. She has been working at the same university since 2010 as a lecturer specialized in clothing design and textile arts.
Oğuz ’Oz’ Buruk, Marie Curie Fellow at Gamification Group, Tampere University
Oğuz ’Oz’ Buruk is a Marie Curie Fellow in the Gamification Group at Tampere University, Tampere, Finland. He holds a PhD in Interaction Design (2017) from Koç University-Arçelik Research Center for Creative Industries (KUAR). His work focuses on designing playful devices and environments. More...
His current primary research interests are playful wearables, wearables for extended reality environments, bodily technologies, transhumanism, smart cities, and fictional methods in design.
A collaborative project between Istanbul Modern and the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, “Crafting Technology for Textiles” has been funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council and Newton Fund.