with Meriç Öner
with Meriç Öner
Led by Meriç Öner, Shorelines is a long-term research and conversation project. Delving into the geographic and social transformations caused by human mobility along the shores of Türkiye, it draws factual data on the economies of agriculture, fisheries, production, legal and illegal trades along the coasts. The project studies the borders of the Black Sea, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean through the lenses of disciplines including social geography, ecology, and urban planning. Addressed by academics and experts, inquiries will be made public via AVTO’s publication and publishing affordances. Through layering information and knowledge, Shorelines provides a ground for interpretation of the current status of the coasts of Türkiye.
As a point of departure, Shorelines — Part 1, studies the economic shifts occurring due to climate change along the coastal Türkiye. It also unpacks the histories of the Aegean shores as a long-standing threshold of immigration in a specialized program developed in collaboration with partners: Vessel (Aegina), Hayy Open Space (İzmir), sezon (İzmir), and Art Unlimited (İstanbul). Gathered via public workshops and conversations, the output of Part 1 will be presented online and on-site in 2024. Program details will be available soon on avtoonline.org.
Shorelines is supported by the British Council’s Creative Collaborations Grant Programme.
“Compass”, Navine G. Dossos and Sofia Georgovassili of Vessel
26 November 2023
Workshop, Hayy Open Space
Produce and Representation in Mediterranean Turkey, Dilşad Aladağ
20 December 2023
Tourism Along the Shores of Türkiye, Cenk Demiroğlu
27 December 2023
Agriculture Along the Shores of Türkiye, Ulaş Karakoç
3 January 2024
Conversation Series, Hayy Open Space
Shorelines — Part 1
20–30 March 2024