2009 Mayıs ayından beri Oda Projesi, iki yıllık bir proje olan ve Allianz Kulturstiftung desteği ile gerçekleşen Kültürel Aracılar projesinin içinde yer almaktadır. Proje ekibi Ece Sarıyüz, Philipp Misselwitz, Nikolaus Hirsch ve Oda Projesi'nden oluşmakta ve şu anda Gülsuyu-Gülensu'da (Maltepe) gerçekleştirilmektedir. Proje merkez dışındaki mahallelerde kültürel oluşumlara, yapılara, aracılara bakmayı hedeflerken mahalledeki her adımında mahalleden ve "dışardan" yeni kişilerin ve fikirlerin katılımı ile değişmekte ve evrilmektedir.
Oda Projesi 10 senelik deneyimi içinden hareket ederek bu projedeki, mahalledeki ve proje ekibi içindeki konumunu, katkısını, üretkenliğini, hareket halinde iken tartışmakta ve düşünmektedir.
TONGUE is a project by Oda Projesi (Istanbul) and Nadin Reschke (Berlin) in Koproduktion mit Kultursprünge im Ballhaus Naunynstrasse im Rahmen von beyond belonging - translokalfrom 11.11. - 29.11.2009
Oda Projesi (TR) and Nis Rømer (DK) Møstingshus, Copenhagen, October 2009
Migrating Gardens is a collaborative project by Oda Projesi and Nis Rømer reflecting on the relation of micro-scale farming and migration. It is an investigation of why people move from one environment to another and how they manifest themselves in the city with their practices/professions from where they come from. The collaboration of Oda Projesi and Nis Rømer started with an inspirational visit to a Bostan, (old vegetable gardens of İstanbul) situated along the old walls of the city, still lying in its space of origin as a way of treating the land. The "bostan tradition" exists in the city of Istanbul since the Byzantian Period and was run by different people mentioned to be “minority” and is now run by the immigrants from the other regions of Turkey.
In Denmark farming has been a determining factor in national culture and identity and in the shaping of politics up until today through major political parties. Only one generation ago there was a farmer in most families. Today less than ½ % of the Danish population owns 63% of the land in Denmark. Being an industrialized farming nation and a part of EU, Danish agriculture is also a part of the complex problem of migration. Heavily subsidized food is dumped on the world market making it impossible for poorer regions to compete and live of their land.
One of the most important tendencies globally is the move from the countryside to major cities. UN estimated that 2007 was the first year when more than 50% of the worlds population lived in cities. One reason for this is that farming can no longer subsidize existence. In the coming years it is likely that climate change will drive even more people to migrate both nationally and internationally.
İstanbul is one of the strongest examples of this. It has grown with express speed from 800.000 inhabitants in 1950 to 12-15 millions today. This growth mainly happened by migration from the countryside and it has shaped the city, culture and society fundamentally.
The collaboration will lead a way to look at the usage of city space in different terms and point out to the micro scale interventions. The show will be acompagnied by a free newspaper with articles around the Bostan effect and the situation in Denmark both from geographical, NGO’s, historical perspective and with interviews with the gardeners from İstanbul and Copenhagen. The exhibition will share the documentation of the research while the lake will host floating gardens in inflated tractor tubes, a reference to the practice by some refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean using inflated tubes as vessels.
The project will coincide with the climate summit in Copenhagen 2009.
Friday the 2nd of October
Opening of the Migrating Gardens exhibition
Saturday the 10th of October at 13.00
Field work; Biking through the informal green structures of Copenhagen with Oda Projesi, Nis Rømer. Starting point; Christianshavns Torv
Thursday the 15th of October at 17.00
Pls. dont step on the green
A talk by the artist group Oda Projesi about their work and opening of Migrating Gardens II
Monday the 19th of October at 17.00
Climatechange make people move
Talk about Green Migration and urban gardens
Nadin Rescke and Oda Projesi will start a project based on imitating a language course in Berlin, where the participants can change roles by being a teacher or a student at the same time. The teachers are not necessarily language teachers; the grocery in the corner, the neighbour next door can be the teacher of their own daily language. We believe that the third languages as a mixture of different languages can be considered as a "real language" unlike the rejection of the hybrid languages created with the alliances of different cultures/contexts. The language course will be realized in Ballhaus, Kreuzberg, starting from 21st of October but the first phase of the project will take place in Istanbul Offspaces exhibition in Kunstraum in July, 2009. To be continued when the details are more clear...
A birdcage TV antenna in Kreuzberg, Berlin
17' Necati bey
İstanbul’un çeşitli semtlerinde bulunan bağımsız sanat mekanları, kolektifler, sanatçı insiyatiflerini ve oluşumlara açık çağrıda bulunarak hazırlanan bu proje Belirli Günler ve Haftalar başlıklı dizinin ilk ayağını oluşturuyor. İletişimin, paylaşımın ve pratiklerin geliştirilmesini amaçlayan bu proje aynı zamanda izleyiciye İstanbul’da faaliyetlerini sürdüren bu oluşumları yakından tanıma fırsatı veriyor.
Mekan kurgusunu bir İstanbul panoraması şeklinde gerçekleştiren 5533, insiyatif ve bağımsız mekanlara ait dokümanlara da yer veriyor.
Bütün bu görsel sunum ve dokümanter çalışmalar ile birlikte sergi süresince diğer mekanların komşuları ile yapılmış söyleşinin video sunumu da 14 Şubat – 28 Mart 2009 tarihleri arasında izlenebilir.
BELİRLİ GÜNLER ve HAFTALAR No:1
14.02.2009 – 28.03.2009
Açılış: 14 Şubat Cumartesi 14:00
Adres: İMÇ Çarşısı 5.Blok no:5533 Unkapanı/İstanbul