War and conflict are of all ages. To confront this reality, peace missions, rebuilding operations and international law have been developed as tools to help create stability and peace after conflict. This is very impressive indeed, but the road to sustainable peace is arduous and troublesome. Furthermore, rebuilding and urban planning strategies can rekindle old conflicts. The Good Cause not only gives insight into the complexities of dealing with post-conflict situations — through inspiring case studies from Afghanistan, Kosovo, South Africa, Rwanda, Israel and Palestine, it also shows what reconstruction could look like if it were designed with an eye for local structures.
A separate chapter of the exhibition is dedicated to one of the ‘collaterals’ of war: asylum seekers and refugees in Istanbul. Vocabulary of Hospitality is conceptualized by Merve Bedir based on Derrida’s texts on hospitality, with works of Banu Cennetoğlu, Artıkişler Collective, Abd Nova, Basem Nabhan, Auguy Lufuluabo, Metehan Özcan, Ülkü Oktay, Alican İnal and others.
The Good Cause at Studio-X Istanbul will be open until 24 April. Please click here for a photo album of the exhibition on Facebook.