Understanding a City: Sinop Summer Workshop
Production: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Creative Industries Application and Research Center, Sinopale
Venue: Chamber of Architects (İstanbul, Sinop), Hal, Sinop Meeting Point (Sinop)
Sinop Summer Workshop was organized in partnership with Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Creative Industries Application and Research Center as one of the simultaneous events of Sinopale 5. It was carried out with 20 students and 10 faculty members from the City and Regional Planning Department of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Focusing on Sinop’s experience, potential and city stakeholders in creative industries.
There are two stages of the study. The first stage was completed in İstanbul. Students were given opening lectures on “creative city, sustainable tourism and public space” for 2 days. The second stage was conducted in Sinop. In the study where Hal, Sinop Meeting Point and the Chamber of Architects were used as the main working spaces, fieldwork was conducted for 10 days.
In the fieldwork, the students divided into groups of 3-4 people conducted research in the city according to the topics of education, culture and arts, crafts, tourism, industry and civil society. A book was prepared by compiling the information obtained through library research, interviews with citizens and workshops.