bi'bakwerk works with innovative site specific education concepts, which aim at an equal participation and the exchange of ideas, knowledge and creativity. Our workshops are cross-generational and focus on issues arising from the immediate neighborhood.
In recent years, free common space and public areas – especially for arts and culture – have been becoming increasingly limited and commercialized. This lack of free space for common use also affects daily urban life and practices. During the ten-day workshop POP UP / BLOW UP – Urban Commons in Berlin organized by bi'bak and Herkes İçin Mimarlık / Architecture for All (Istanbul), 20 participants from Turkey and Germany explored the possibilities of active citizenship and the reconquest of public space through architectural strategies. As an outcome of the workshop, participants developed a model for a pop-up cinema that they presented to the public in an open feedback process.
A cooperation project by bi’bak and Herkes İçin Mimarlık – Architecture for All, with kind support of Deutsch-Türkische Jugendbrücke.