ARKIMEET 2013 focuses on cities. The theme of the event - launched with the motto "Architects Meet in Istanbul"- has been designated as "BYPASS". Various subjects, including the problems and the solutions that respond to city and urban dwelling, both in local and global contexts, will be discussed in detail. The relation between the architecture and the cities will be examined through numerous topics... The event will seek answers to a range of questions concerning the built environment and its actors... How do the architects deliberate the interventions made on the cities whereas these interventions are not made to be perpetual or sustainable? The so-called gentrification / regenation projects shaping the public and urban spaces, transportation strategies cause irevocable unwholesome results by incoherent approaches. It is not difficult to find the responsible ones for the 'short circuits' in the cities since the architects and the other related professionals are excluded from the process. Alongside such problems, what about the essential solutions? What about the ones who are avoided from the cities by the possessors of the power; problems, malfunctions, stray dogs or urban dwellers? 


Within the context of "ByPass" theme, We are investigating the obstructed points/methods in the urban organism and solutions that provides only temporary, shortcut solutions for the urban transportation and spatialization. We are marking the "ByPass" points, sometimes a transportation inconsistency or a structure that intervenes the spatial continuity of the city, on a "ByPass" map. Public space issues, transportation strategies and incoherent spaces in the urban consistency will be gathered on this "ByPass" map, including the photographs and comments from the participants.

ARKIMEET offers awards for the ones sharing and creating the "ByPass" map! 
From among the people who are creating the "ByPass" map, 25 people will get the chance to attend ARKIMEET 2013 free of charge, 5 people will get a 4D Cityscape game and 1 person will win a Istanbul helicopter tour!
You can join and make additions to the map with #bypass13 hashtag on Twitter, Instagram and Blogger. 

"ByPass" map : 

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This exhibition pursuant to Law No. 5174 Turkey Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) is held with permission.