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dossier Future Justice

Zehra Kahvegioclu: "Using one material to create a welcoming space”

Video essay Future Justice: an inquiry into the way things are/were/should be

Author: Zehra Kahvecioglu – 29 November 2021

Zehra Kahvecioğlu, alumna Interior Architecture, has been investigating the need to feel welcome, and – by extension – what makes a physical space inviting. Building on her own experiences and drawing inspiration from nature, she worked on building a true welcoming space – as a prerequisite for future justice. As a material Zehra chose sheets of ultrathin paper, and she noticed how the sheets reacted to her physical presence: “Like a tree with hanging branches and randomly placed leaves, waving and saluting me. Welcoming and inviting me.” Watch the video essay she made for the Future Justice series.

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About Future Justice
'Future Justice' is a programme that invites young artists, researchers and educators to help unpack the idea of a future that is based on justice. Out of deep concern for the world, which is marked by a climate crisis as well as a social and political crisis, ArtEZ studium generale commissioned the publication series 'Future Justice'.

It is a series of publications in which students and alumni of ArtEZ present their visions of the future. 'Future Justice' aims at unfolding alternative ideas of justice, which are informed by ideas of collectivity, care, restoration, non-violence and compassion. In doing so, the series takes a kaleidoscopic, hopeful and meaningful look at the future.

'Future Justice' is a programme commissioned by ArtEZ studium generale it is carried out by the ArtEZ Professorship Aesthetics & Cultures of Technology in cooperation with the ArtEZ Honours Programme.