On the occasion of the 13th Istanbul Biennial and following the protests in Turkey InEnArt presents Urban Voices as a thematic independent project.
Urban Voices opens a critical view on cultural practices and phenomena that expresses the ethos, aspirations, and dreams of a specific population during a well-defined era and that triggered dramatic cultural changes.
Urban Voices is focussing on phenomena that are leaving a lasting impact on mainstream cultural values as the Situationist International did with the practices of drifting and détournemont which finally led to the student protests in 1968.
Within Urban Voice is Place Hacking the more recent challange form of 'drifting' exploring the indefinite urban environment and appropriating it as public space.
The protest culture in Turkey as described with the neologism Çapuling became as well a gobal cultural movement by integrating the unique nature of demonstrations.
Urban Voices shows the artistic reflection of the urban methaphorsis based on topics like culture, politics, social values, gentrification or commercialisation of the society as reflected and debated in the détournemont section.
The InEnArt team and its authors will regularly ad new posts, articels and comments to Urban Voices and will start with a critical debate about it.