Stateless Heritage Everywhere
Join Dirim Dinçer and René Boer of Failed Architecture for this workshop on how heritage is exploited and how to resist this. The starts with DAAR – Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti’s critique that heritage is often mobilised in nationalist discourse. Workshop participants will collectively share their understanding of how current concepts of heritage erase the histories of people, buildings, stories and struggles. The workshop will develop new tactics and strategies for appropriating the fenced-off notion of heritage using real case studies.
Failed Architecture reconnects architecture with the real world. By opening up new perspectives on the built environment, they seek to explore the meaning of architecture in contemporary society. Since 2011, it has provided an inclusive platform for critical urban discourse, fuelled by unconventional narratives from an international network of contributors.
Dirim Dinçer is an architect and researcher. She has been part of Failed Architecture since 2020. Her research focuses on the interface between displacement, bordering practices and modes of spatial representation. More about Dirim Dincer
René Boer is a critic, curator and organiser in and beyond the fields of architecture, art, design and heritage. Based between Amsterdam and Cairo, he has been a driving force behind the Failed Architecture platform for many years. More about René Boer
Image 1: Wall with a barbed wire on top surrounding a traditional house) Bey Neighbourhood, Gaziantep, Turkey. Courtesy of Dirim Dinçer.
Image 2: Danger of Collapse warning sign for a historical mansion in Basmane, Izmir, Turkey. Courtesy of Dirim Dinçer.
Image 3: Vluchtkerk, Amsterdam. Courtesy of René Boer.
Image 4: Portrait of Dirim Dinçer. Courtesy of the portrayed.
Image 5: Portrait of René Boer. Courtesy of the portrayed.