Being Attached – Getting Contact | 2 days, 2 seminars, 2 workshops

ITU Taşkışla Faculty
TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design

Contrary to his desire and passion to create ‘Immortal Spaces’ for eternal use, mortal man design temporary structures for many reasons. How ever that reason is varied, the main emphasis of space is HUMAN.

Homo Sapiens’ bones dated 130.000 years ago found in archaeological excavations in 1967 at Ethiopia by palaeontologist Richard Leakey, according to the technology of late 60s. The contemporary technology and measurements of 2015 showed that the same fossil is 190.000 (+/5000) years old.

Leakey’s researches which focus on what makes humanity and with the knowledge of mankind 200.000 years of age, this question can be asked in the field of design as: HOW DOES MAN ATTACH HIMSELF TO SPACE FOR 200.000 YEARS?

Starting with the first man obsessed with giving meaning to his environment, to the modern man, furniture as an instrument of ‘to be attached to a space’ or ‘having contact with a space’ have been an indicator of several codes (scripts). But, the form of contact has always been the same.

In this respect, the study have been developed through a content considering the forms of being attached – having contact with a space.