Investigating the applied participatory architecture based on independent Turkish architecture organisations
Terlemez, Ali Kemal
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The starting point of the study has relates to the identity of "'participant'' which is commonly use in Turkey. The design processes and the participation which are different concepts from each other. The study focused on these two concept's relation begins with a skeptical viewpoint. The architects and products have a relationship in a various ways. However, user is ignored by designers in general design processes, in many times. This study dealed with the user's role that will investigate how and why he dropped behind. There are some groups handle participatory architecture in Turkey which conducts different types of projects on various places, scales and disciplines. The first focused on their entire process, inner structure of groups, relationship between designers, users and authorities. And then study explored how users to be actively participated into the system. Study also defined new roles for designers in order to perform design processes with a fundamental tactic as a moderator.