ON THE EDGE OF THE CITY: A CREATIVE CENTER AT THE PORT OF IZMIR
CO-LEARNING CAMPUS EDUCATION AS EXPERIENCE
Co-Learning Campus Education as Experience
The project starts with questioning the restriction of the individual's freedom in social life. Although our freedom is restricted by environmental factors, feeling free is an inner gain of an individual. With taking reference of the sentence ‘education is a practice of freedom’, this project aims to bring people closer to freedom via education. The proposed program can be defined as a liberation platform that is free from traditional patterns of education, experimental, flexible and appeals to all segments of society without any social, cultural, or demographic discrimination. The program takes place in Sumerbank Campus, an industrial heritage in İzmir, because the program is the adaptation of the lost republic values to the present day. In order to maintain the solid-void relation to the city and keep collective memory of the city alive, the project finds its final shape by co-existing with Sumerbak walls.