A Pavilion Design for Copenhagen City Center: “becoming and moving together-with”

Altunok N., Yavuz A.

Posthuman Symbioses Masterclass: A Thinking-With Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, 08 December 2023

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Unpublished
  • City: Zuid-Holland
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Today, above, around and on earth, we face an interconnected and interdependent crisis This crisis can be clarified using the term 'ecological' if the term 'ecological' transcends the boundaries of its usual meaning. Slavoj Zizek (2010) refers to this crisis as an apocalyptic point, an ecological breakdown that makes us live in the end times. To avoid this crisis, Zizek speaks out that we should change our approach and our worldview totally. But how?

According to Fritjof Capra (1996, p. 3), these problems "cannot be understood in isolation" because "they are systemic problems, which means that they are interconnected and interdependent." He propounds "a new scientific understanding of life at all levels of living systems - organism, social systems, and ecosystems" and this new scientific understanding is significantly correlated with the movement phenomenon. Centering on the phenomenon of movement, this research is embodied through the designerly work of a pavilion at the Copenhagen city center. It is illuminated by the perspective which delves into the fundamental concept that entities form a continuous process of "becoming and moving-together-with" other entities.

Pavilion is virtually divided into three zones which symbolizing the locations. TheLightRing will provide an experimental experience by moving towards the specified zone according to the intensity of the movements recorded in Sonder Boulevard, Dronning Louise's Bro and Nordhavn.

Capra, F. (1996). The web of life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems. New York: Anchor Books.

Zizek, S. (2010). Living in the End Times. London: Verso.