Urban Matters Hub
‘Urban Matters Hub’ is an experimental site-specific inflatable installation, based on the ideas of the Instant City – a pneumatic city designed José Miguel de Prada Poole in 1971.
Urban Matters Hub operates as an interactive platform at the intersection of design, technology, politics and the public realm for collaborating, experimenting and cultural producing. While exploring some of the questions that encouraged the Radical Architecture discussions of the ’60s and ’70s, it cultivates the city through experimentations within contemporary culture through creative interventions for collaborative intellectual exchange.
This project is a collaboration between designer Bihter Celik and curator Tugce Karatas.
Tugce Karatas (b.1989, Turkey) is an independent designer and contemporary design curator. She specialises in the dissemination of design through media, curatorial practice, research, and writing.
Bihter Celik is an architect based in Istanbul. She holds a bachelor degree from the Architectural department of Istanbul Technical University. Bihter is a maker, artisan, project coordinator.