Urban Garden Lab


Isa Andreu & Seçil Yaylalı

10-25 September 2011

During two weeks, Seçil Yaylalı and Isa Andreu will transform the 27sq m of PASAJist Art Space into an urban recycled garden. There will take place artistic interactions within the Hallep passage, involving the sellers in collaboration with invited artists and architects. The PASAJist space, located within a shopping mall, will be driven by an economy of sharing and collective production/contribution out of its daily use. The recycled garden will be created from donated objects and findings in the city, recycled into space.  During the exhibition’s weeks, space will get continuously transformed through the research and actions contributions of the Passage workers, visitants and invited guests. PICNIC breaks (mobile conversation gatherings), will be held in PASAjist and around the shopping mall, to gather a more “informal” and  “daily” knowledge about the urban and social environment of the Halep Passage. The garden will be a temporary laboratory were to undertake observations and experiments about collaborative practices, urban readings, artistic exchange, and interdisciplinary visual research.

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Paralel Events 

10-25 September  2011  15:00- 20:00 

PASAJist; Halep Pasajı 106 Beyoğlu İstanbul

15 September 18.00h  

Corridor speakers. Everyone is an expert. Learning from life experiences. Shop owners will speak about their profession.

Participatory event


16 September 16:00- 18:00h. Florence Aigner

Blind walking, sound experience in the Halep Pasaji.

Participatory event


17 September 18.30h. Sina Möhring

Dreaming of circus stories in the Halep PASAJi. Gathering elements for a collage together with the shop owners and people around the Passage.

Talk and participatory event


18 September 18.30h. Esin Turan

Walking around the street and the Passage carrying a palm tree.

Participatory event and Photo projection.


20 September 18.00h. Banu Taylan

Garden Choir

Participatory event


22 September 18.00. Çağıl Yurdakul

Architectural intervention


23 Eylül September 18.00h. Isa Andreu & Seçil Yaylalı

Corridor speakers. Everyone is an expert. Learning from the life experiences. Shop owners will speak about their profession.

Participatory event


23 September 20:00h. OUTPOST, Arzu Arda Koşar & Nancy Popp

Knit graffiti installations and public art performances presentation


24 September 18.00h. Roberto Necco

The silence of sound (ki, ki, kiss me)

The aim of the workshop is to explore the hidden relationships between the typography, and its particular “commercial” value, and the music, in a sort of direct, instinctive, “dadaist” way.

Participatory event


25 Eylül September 19.00h. Per Schumann

Mind the Gap lecture performance about secret relations between humans / plants / gaps in the City and the dangerous potato disease.

Lecture performance


Complimentary event

26 September 15.00h. Roberto Necco

Artist talk

Place: Beyoğlu Olgunlaşma Enstitüsü High School, Graphic Design Department, İstiklal Caddesi


Thursday - Friday 

14:00 - 19:00 


11.00 - 15.00 


Mumhane street Nimet Hanı 45/29 Karaköy


+90 534 613 01 80