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Session Overview
D&G and Architecture II
Tuesday, 06/July/2021:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Jana Ndiaye Berankova
Session Chair: Monika Mitášová
Session Topics:
D&G and architecture

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2:00pm - 2:30pm

Becoming an Immigration Space Through Urban Graphics

Ali Nazım Beşikçi

T.C. Istanbul Sisli Vocational Shool for Higher Education, Turkey

For many years social, economical, political struggles and endless wars in middle-east create immigration waves. Since Turkey is the bridge that connects east and west of the world, its most crowded city Istanbul become a shore for these immigration waves. Especially in the last decade, the Syrian Conflict escalated the immigration rates to Istanbul. Certain urban territories of the city has been populated by the immigrants form middle-east. As the time passes immigrants create new minorities and take their rhizomatic roots to these areas while the immigration spaces are becoming. Becoming an immigration space both affects and affected by the city’s government, habitants and immigrants. As a major part of a sense of place, graphical expressions on urban surfaces visualize the rhizomatic movement of these roots, the operation of becoming an immigrant space and visual reflections on territoriality. Therefore this paper aims to read the contemporary immigration spaces of Istanbul through urban graphics by Deleuze and Guattari’s ideas related to territorialization, spaces and visual arts

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Inside – out: digitizing and redoubling 'bodies without organs'

George Themistokleous

De Montfort University, UK

Within my media installation project called the diplorasis, there are instances where the viewer’s subjective perception of space is subverted. The viewer, by unexpectedly encountering herself as an ‘other’, is caught in a game of identification. Where can the subjective viewer position herself? As the body loses its fixed positioning in space in relation to its image, the conscious subject experiences a split between various projected ‘self-images’ in the same space at the same time. The projected ‘self-images’ depict another thinking of the relations between inside and outside, as Elizabeth Grosz imagines ‘the barrier between the inside and the outside, in the case of the human subject as much as the insect creature, is ever permeable, suffused not only by objects and apparatuses but by spatiality itself’ (2001, 39). The blurring of distinction is here registered, not as a loss but as a gain, as it produces further novel possibilities of experiencing selves in space, and space through selves.

How might we begin to articulate this understanding of the threshold between body and space? In order to re-examine the threshold between body and space, it is useful to consider alternative readings of the organic body through Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s ‘How Do You Make Yourself a Body-without-Organs?’, and further articulations offered by architectural historian Georges Teyssot. in his essay ‘Parasites and Prosthetics’. The diplorasis induces a state of being a ‘body-without-organs’ through the convergence of organic and inorganic bodies, prompting multiple and temporary couplings that shift the sensory-cognitive coordinates of the body.

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