Commons & Communities
Seminar Program

Salt Galata

October 6, 2022 11.00 – 16.30

So Hope On Water Photo Credit Kayhan Kaygusuz SO? Architecture, Hope on Water
Fotoğraf: Kayhan Kaygusuz
SO? Architecture, Hope on Water
Photo: Kayhan Kaygusuz
Floor 1, Workshop II-III

Hosted by Salt, “Commons & Communities Global Architectural Exhibition” organized by the Danish Cultural Institute Turkey and curated by In-Between Design Platform begins with a seminar program on Thursday, October 6.

Realized in parallel to the World Architecture Week, the seminar program focuses on the function of architectural practice as an effective tool that can transform society collectively and in tune with changing global tendencies. Bringing architects from Brazil, Denmark, and Turkey together under three thematic sessions, the program aims to create an interactive ground for co-learning and discussions on how architecture responds to the challenges of our time.

This free-admission program will be held in English and is open to everyone. Please RSVP at to register.


11.00-12.30 Architecture in Dialogue with Cultural Geography

Speakers: Alper Derinboğaz (Salon), Han Tümertekin (Mimarlar & Han Tümertekin), Sevince Bayrak & Oral Göktaş (SO?), Thomas Käszner (3XN), Yahşibey Design Workshops #49 team

12.30-13.00 Coffee Break

13.00-14.30 Architecture Cultivated Through Collective Production
Speakers: Boğaçhan Dündaralp & Tülay Atabey, Elif Çeçen & Zeynep Tümertekin, Karen Kjaergaard (Aarhus School of Architecture), Kerem Erginoğlu & Hasan Çalışlar (Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects)

14.30-15.00 Coffee Break

15.00-16.30 Re-Learning Architecture as a Tool For Empowering Communities
Speakers: Alexis Şanal & Murat Şanal (ŞANALarc), Erik Juul, Gregers Tang Thomsen (Superpool), Melkan Gürsel (Tabanlıoğlu Architects), Victor Andrade (Technical University of Denmark)