Beyond Borders: Moving through Maardu

Photos by Egemen Mercanlioglu

After a long semester attempting to grasp hold of the elusive Maardu, I ended my final project not with answers but with more questions about the process of urbanisation. The whole study experience was a roller coaster oscillating between theory and fieldwork, panic and hope, trial and error. Fortunately, we were able to walk (and bike) through this semester alongside one another to inspire, challenge, and encourage our efforts, and remind each other to grab a cup of tea and take a rest. In the end, my exploration of the cemetery as a site of urbanisation, and the attempts to package such research into a performative installation, was a challenging project that transformed the way I understand how to engage with, research, and present urban questions. ” Lisa Rohrer


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