Leaning on Culture: An Original Design Experiment in Post-Earthquake Architecture Studio Education (80371)

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On February 6, 2023, two earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.8 and 7.5 Mw occurred in Kahramanmaraş. These earthquakes caused devastation in modern and historical environments in an area of 35000 km2. Such great destruction and deaths affect the whole geography where they are located and the people living there, as well as the whole of humanity with the lost built heritage. It is thought that the inclusion of this impact in the education of professions such as architecture and urban planners, who are responsible for the production and protection of living spaces, will allow students to reduce the effects of trauma by taking refuge in their professions while contributing to the profession from different perspectives. This study describes a studio experiment to allow architecture students to transform emotional turmoil into design by leaning on our built culture. The students were asked to add real or utopian/dystopian functions to partially destroyed historical buildings with real or utopian/dystopian functions that they thought would help them feel better. It was observed that the students designed real functions where they could do their hobbies, as well as transitional structures that would allow them to go to other worlds or time zones and science spaces that would allow them to improve life. This study supported students' creativity by enabling them to think utopian, guided them to get themselves out of a negative emotional state, and contributed to gaining the awareness that the solution to the destruction experienced is to do their profession well.

Gözde Kırlı Özer, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey
Bengisu Özkılavuz, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey
Gün Işık, Bursa Uludag University, Turkey

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Dr Gözde Kırlı Özer is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Bursa Uludag University in Turkey

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00