‘Envisioning the City’: Design Explorations of the Future Urban Forms and Spaces
2015-2016 UD Studio revisited the idea of envisioning the future city forms and structures in the context of utopia and avant-garde. In the first semester, the studio course was conducted by a series of workshops in which, the students were asked to visualize the verbal description of the fictional spaces given in the selected utopian writings in addition to the cinematic descriptions of the fictional spaces in selected movies were visualized to depict the possible forms of the new urban life. Eventually, by the final project, a series of fictional spatial complexes that include all the major aspect of human environment were designed. Then the Spring term studio project was devoted to concretize the idea of developing a new city-region in Anatolia by re-centralizing Ankara through visionary future scenarios.
Studio instructors: Baykan Günay, Adnan Barlas, Müge Akkar Ercan, Olgu Çalışkan, Cansu Canaran, Duygu Cihanger
Students: Eren Efeoğlu, Volkan Er, Onur Erden, Ecesu Eşmen, Müge Erkılıç, Astera Galali, Çiğdem Güven, Begüm Sakar, Ebru Şevik, Hatice Taş, Onur Tümtürk, Irmak Yavuz, Mert Can Yılmaz