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Apply now: 3rd RMB-Student-Workshop in Turkey

Date: 30th October until 03rd November 2018 Venue: ITU School of Architecture | Istanbul

Apply now for the 3rd RMB International Student Workshop in Istanbul, Turkey. It takes places from 30.10. – 03.11.2018. The workshop topic is: “Renewals and Interrelations for 1960s Co-operative Housesin Istanbul”.

After the RMB Workshops in Marl (Germany) and Coimbra (Portugal), now is time to work in Istanbul, a melting pot city of cultures and history. In October 2018, the Re-use of Modernist Buildings (RMB) project, financed by ERASMUS+, is going to organise next RMB Student Workshop at ITU School of Architecture, Taskisla.

TOPIC Co-operatives have emerged in the 19th Century Europe as a reaction to unfair profit and inequalities created in society due to the consequences imposed by the market economy. They are non-profit organizations with the purpose of creating a properly functioning social and economic system. Co-operative mobilization, which, in the welfare government approach, is brought about by the dominant capital’s accumulation processes, model of production.

The government encouraged the housing co-operatives and land share by the laws enacted in 1948, which stimulated housing construction in Turkey. As a result, housing co-operatives have been established nationwide, primarily in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir from 1934 to 1956. Two models of housing production have become prevalent. The first is the small-scale community housing co-operatives within a single unit, or under the same roof, that will later be promoted by the property ownership law. The second comprises the housing groups constructed upon lands zoned for residential occupancies by the 150-200-member housing co-operatives that constitute a significant portion of the housing production in Turkey. In these, the foundation of the co-operative is defined by the terms of payment and partnerships usually based upon workplace mobilization. The characteristics of the residents constituted the basis for the cooperative society. These characteristics such as educational level, national origin, particular interests, the age distribution of the household, and family types determined the standards of the residential living environment.

WORKSHOP THEMES \\ CASE 1: Petrol Sitesi/ Petroleum Workers Housing Cooperative \\ CASE 2: IETT Sitesi/ IETT Mass Housing Blocks

FURTHER INFORMATION For this workshop a total of international 30 Master students will be selected, 6 – 8 from each university, to form different working groups. Each group will be constituted by students from the five partner universities of RMB project and tutors that will support the team work. Each international team will work on a specific architectural typology and will have a tutor from Istanbul, a second from one of the four other universities.

APPLICATION \\ A letter expressing the willingness and interest to participate – interest on reuse, on housing, school and industrial modern architecture  (maximum: 300 words).

\\ The demonstration of the ability to develop analysis and projects in teamwork: Synthesis portfolio showing previous experience (maximum: 1 A4)

\\ A proof of design, draft and digital skills in a portfolio showing some examples of  the required skills (maximum: 1 A4).

SCHOLARSHIP\FiNANCIAL SUPPORT If you are one of the  selected students you get following grant: \\ Travel costs: 275,00 -360,00 € \\ Free housing (in the workshop working area) \\ Meals at University canteen or at the accommodation place (RMB will offer the products to be cooked or prepared by the students)

There are no extra fees to attend this workshop and the RMB Colloquium!

CONTACT Please send your application until the 15th of September to For more information on the workshop please contact:

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