Thursday, October 13, 2016

'Are We Human?' Istanbul Design Biennial

Outr's Submission titled 'Soul City Mart' did not reach the final shortlist but is going to be featured in the Biennial film screening, running from the 22nd of October till the 20th of November!

Processes of production and consumption are dependent on the matrix of infrastructure that supports them. The infrastructure in turn, dictates the forms and the ways in which we use our urban environment. Fluctuations in supply chains are instantly responsive to shifts in immaterial global market demand, however, built environments are slower to respond embodying a material ‘lagging’ effect, revealing 'Junkspaces’i of neglect and inefficiency.

This brings to question how much we are in control of our human condition. Do we design the repetition and expansion of our urban environment?

At the intersection of production and consumption, Soul City Mart is evident of a dialectical landscape of whom we are and where we are going.

i. Rem Koolhaas, 2006, Junkspace, Quodibet

Audio Credits:
Mall Walker by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (

Moon River by SAA is licenced under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence