Workshop: “herefuture”

Sat, 29.01.2022
Time: There will be two groups, one (Group 1) is working from 12.30 to 13.30 and another one (Group 2) from 14.30 to 15.30.
Workshop by Aslı Dinç and Zeynep Okyay

. Anyone can attend
. The workshop will be held in English
. Participants will be assigned to one or the other according to preference and place availability.

* the space is limited due to corona regulations therefore we can host maximum 8 participants.
Please do register via link or email: top [at] top-ev [dot] de. By registering, you agree to be part of the project.


Urban Surveillance Bureau hosting the workshop “herefuture” on January 29, by Aslı Dinç and Zeynep Okyay with storytelling of the cities and people.

herefuture is a participatory project by Aslı Dinç (multi-disciplinary artist, researcher) and Zeynep Okyay (curator, cultural worker). It collects the visions of the future of people living together in the city today, through interviews, workshops, and surveys. The process is documented with the audio recordings, video, and mapping.

The workshop #meetmeinthefuture takes place in the form of role-playing; participants are divided into two groups: ones coming from the future and others living in the present. Different groups in society including experts, artists, local key figures, youth and/or migrants are invited to contribute to the workshops to formulate their proposals and express themselves unconditionally.

What would they ask each other? What would be the common concerns they share? Will there be war in the future? Will there be flying cars? What will become of the cities? What about displacement? And the education system? What about politics?
Throughout the game between the two groups, herefuture aims to create collaborative storytelling of the future and exchange common ideas of a world to come.



Aslı Dinç studied painting at the University of Marmara. She is a multidisciplinary artist. Her works, which are at the crossroads of art, technology and science, focus on the production of speculations, loops, installations and performances, with particular emphasis on dystopian narratives, algorithmic cultures and human-machine interactions. She is a member of the independent art space PASAJ and is represented by Performistanbul. 

After studying philosophy at Galatasaray University, Zeynep Okyay studied cultural management at Bilgi University. Since 2010, she mostly works in the field of contemporary visual arts and carries out curatorial and research-based works. Okyay is one of the founders of the Istanbul-based independent art space, PASAJ which has been collaborating with social communities and hosting project exhibitions/workshops since 2010. 


This is a 2G+ event – Covid-19 vaccination or recovery proof will be checked at the entrance. Please bring either a valid digital vaccination certificate or recovery certificate and an official ID plus a negative test. Both rapid tests and PCR tests are accepted. Persons who cannot be vaccinated (and those under 18) can visit the exhibition with proof and a negative test. Please wear a medical mask inside the exhibition space.

>top e.V. reserves the right to change the corona admission criteria according to the evolving situation and instructions of authorities

If you have questions, write at top [at] top-ev [dot] de