The Sacred Man


Personal Info

Name: Ege Çakır

Nationality: Turkish


Instagram: @yellow.plastik @egecakir



-FINALIST of Non Architecture Award Competition | Category: Aspatial


“ The Bare Life was born into the society. The Polis gave it the rights of a citizen, creating the man, but the man was born with nothing and to nothing: la vita nuda.

The Polis consumes its creation, until the man is ripped from his political rights and reduced to bare life. He is exiled… cursed… and now he is inhabiting the dark and long forgotten corners of the city. 

The Man, finds his place within the holes of the city; dead-ends, underpasses, the dirty unwanted spaces. In these spaces, he finds his reflection, these become his and he becomes them.

The Sacred Man embodies the space as the space embodies the man, hiding from the gaze of the polis. The Sacred Man has no voice and no visage, he is invisible, but he continues to exist in polis, forever reshaping it into anonymous forms.”

“The Sacred Man” is a continuation of a study on the analysis of the transgressive acts of excluded individuals in public space. The project in this context, tells a story of an anonymous individual who is exiled to the dark and dirty corners of the city where he finds his reflection. Derived from transgressive spaces, the masks are the embodiment of the reciprocal relation between the individual and the space itself. The man re-appropriate the space according to his needs and the space hides the identity of the excluded individual who inhabits it: the lost spaces become his, and he becomes them.


Project Type: Aspatial

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