Cumartesi Aurası: Bahanur Nasya “Communıty-led Development”
Istanbul Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy, AURA Istanbul collaborated with Eutropian, an organisation specialised in urban regeneration, cultural development, community participation, local economic development and social innovation.
The next online conference of “AURA on Saturday” series will host Bahanur Nasya, architect, researcher and film producer based in Vienna. Bahanur Nasya will be sharing the development challenges facing vacant buildings and the role of experts in designing the process of sustainable revitalisation.
Date: 13 June 2020 / Saturday
Time: 3 pm (UTC+3)
The conference will be held in English.
Attendance is free of charge with a registration at eventbrite. Visit the eventbrite ticket link.
Online session link will be sent to registered participants via e-mail.
Communıty-led development: Vacancy needs a communıty
“Vacant buildings and sites have economic and ecological impact on our settlements. But not only the decay or the underuse of resources is the problem. They also leave holes in our communities. Bottom initiatives play a great role in vitalising empty spaces and filling them with life. We are supporting and initiating since over a decade projects with communities. From coming up with ideas for empty spaces, we study how they can be funded and organised. We are advocating for the communitys’ rights to be recognised as a partner for revitalisation projects. The lecture will outline the development challenges facing vacancy and the role of experts in designing the process of sustainable revitalisation.”
Bahanur is an architect, researcher and film producer. She has studied in Vienna and Barcelona where she has specialized in sustainable architecture and future proof development concepts. Currently she is involved in a research project focusing on heritage development, as well as centrality concepts for peripheral or rural settlements, paying special attention to the relationship between environmental and social impacts. She has produced films, documentaries and fiction movies, amongst which “The Sea in Me” and “Borders “. She is co-author of “Represent & Reflect” as part of the Wonderland series and has contributed to the publication “Manual for Emerging Architects”. She is the Head of Organisations at Wonderland – platform for european architecture. She is working on the COST actions “Underground 4 Value” (EU funded), with the aim to support communities throughout Europe to valorise their heritage collectively, to serve everyone and not just selected few, as well as Rural NEET Observatory to increase chances for youth and create opportunities to social integration. She has been working on the project “Underconstructions” (Creative Europe funded) to find out how communities can initiate and sustain a bottom up development on heritage sites. In “Open Heritage” (H2020 funded) the aim is to extract successful models out of European best practices, while also creating knowledge sharing products (manuals, films, stories, webinars and trainings). She is project manager of “PlaceCity” (JPI Urban Europe funded), where the international consortium develops frameworks revitalize neighbourhoods, in order to create local central hubs for the stakeholders, by using placemaking tools and methods.
Eutropian is an organisation providing support with advocacy, research and policy to support inclusive urban processes. Eutropian helps community groups, citizen initiatives, municipalities and EU institutions in participation, fundraising and policy development, as well as in designing cooperation and communication within local and international ecosystems. Eutropian is specialised in urban regeneration, cultural development, community participation, local economic development and social innovation, with a special focus on building development scenarios on existing resources. Eutropian offers international know-how for inclusive and sustainable urban regeneration projects by connecting various stakeholders around urban planning and regenerations issues and supporting local development through sustainable economic, environmental and social models.
What ıs AURA on Saturdays [Cumartesi Aurası]?
AURA on Saturdays is a multidisciplinary conference series within the certification program of the Istanbul Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy. It aims to create an environment of discussion, gathering and exploration in architecture, urbanism, art, technology, literature and philosophy.