I met Refik, as a very talented young interaction designer during the preparataions of the first İstanbul Design biennial ; and our aim was to ceate a large scale public project on the facade of AKM. We couldn’t make it due to the political reasons; but  refik became one the most successful participants of the biennial exhibitions. He left İstanbul to continue his education at UCLA, ahd he is still there, by adding valuable works to his career day by day. The best words to describe his work is from his web site:

As a media artist, designer and spatial thinker, Refik Anadol is intrigued by the ways in which the transformation of the subject of contemporary culture requires rethinking of the new aesthetic, technique and dynamic perception of space. Anadol builds his works on the nomadic subject’s reaction to and interactions with unconventional spatial orientations. Embedding media arts into architecture, he questions the possibility of a post digital architectural future in which there are no more non-digital realities. He invites the viewers to visualize alternative realities by presenting them the possibility of re-defining the functionalities of both interior and exterior architectural formations. Anadol’s work suggests that all spaces and facades have potentials to be utilized as the media artists’ canvases.”

there is only one quote that I tell to every body that I know since we’ve met: ” follow him !”ImageImageImage


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