Füsun Türetken, fellow of Het Nieuwe Instituut 2016
Füsun Türetken is an architect. She is Head of Visual Culture and lecturer at Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. She runs Studio ft., a platform that hacks into contemporary conditions of institutions by supporting collaborative work. Previously she taught at UCL, London and was director of the German Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale Venice, 2008. She (co-) authored exhibitions and publications exploring the contemporary city, e.g. 'Shrinking Cities’ and lectured on slow violence, conflict, virtual warfare, power structures and architecture. Her work was displayed at Venice Architecture Biennale, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, FIBER Festival 2017 and HKW Berlin. Her writing can be found in ‘Forensis, the Architecture of Public Truth’, forthcoming in ‘Research Turn’ Volume Nr. 48, 2016, and ‘Future Vocabularies/Instituting Otherwise’, BAK Critical Reader, 2016.
The theme of her fellowship at Het Nieuwe Instituut is part of her PhD endeavour at Research Architecture, Goldsmiths London.
Füsun Türetken's film Alchemic Desire was presented at EYE Film Museum Amsterdam. Alchemical Visions is the title of a cinematic trip that initiated the audience into the alchemists’ time-honoured quest to transform matter.
Türetken also worked on the Thursday Night Live! on 3 April 2017: On The Most Powerful Catalyst.