Name Surname: Nergis Aşar
Institution: Istanbul Technical University, Department of Landscape Architecture, Master’s Degree programme
Name Surname: Oktay Metin
Institution: Marmara University, Institute of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Pop-up Box Classes
Knowledge and ideas can not be limited by borders, neither education.
The Pop-up classes are in constant connection with the other pop-up classes around the world through the screens in the box, in an effort to share and improve ideas, spark arguments about various topics and generate knowledge. The pop-up classes give opportunity to nomadic education where the emphasis is on change: The space changes, the location changes, the topic changes, the people change.
Pop-up classes are temporary spaces, which only promise to stay in one location for the duration (in terms of academic term) of the given course. By changing the location of the box, knowledge can move around to find different people for the next academic term. Knowledge should be accessible, therefore the location of the knowledge should be more accessible.
By appearing in a location which is well-known by the citizens, pop-up boxes will outstand in the everyday life and will gain attention from the inhabitants of the city. They will welcome them to be a part of the knowledge through the membrane screens of the box, and encourage them to follow knowledge by registering to courses in the next term, somewhere else.