Publication 'Gold.Alchemic Desire' 

in Swiss Psychotropic Gold, Nina Bandi & knowbotiq (Eds.), Christoph Merian Verlag, 2020








Humanoid diving robot hunts for sunken treasure in French shipwreck. 'Robot' able to reach depths too dangerous for human divers retrieves vase from wreck Louis XIV's flagship. 




Film Alchemic Desire HNI Fellowship Filmstill

Copyright Images: Füsun Türetken



Talk with HNI Fellow Füsun


Video here
or https://fellows.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/file/7577










How to survive socially after the Internet? What will happen to the family with the arrival of smart home technologies in the home? What is contemporary domesticity?

åyr, represented by Octave Perrault and Luis Ortega Govela, will be discussing these topics with Füsun Türetken (visual artist and architect), Peer Illner (writer and theorist), and Jacob Lillemose (curator of X and Beyond).

Sat 19th March 2016 / 2pm
Griffenfeldsgade 27
2200 Copenhagen





Curatorial Work

Opening Opening Opening at Galerie De Kromme Elleboog.

Selected works, Rotterdam February 11-14, 2016


Curatorial Füsun Türetken. Curating Hammana and Brand.



Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Füsun Türetken presenting a performance lecture at Göteborg International Biennale for Contemporary Art, Speak Easy, 4 September 2013, Göteborg, Quai of Broken Dreams. More on www.GIBCA.se




Füsun Türetken, "Disequilibirum", at Göteborg Biennial International Biennial for Contemporary Art

5 September - 7 November 2013






Talk and Project

Füsun Türetken with Burak Arikan Mapping Relations of Funding and Knowlegde

at Former West. Documentations, Constellations, Prospects.
18-24 March 2013. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

Strand: Infrastructure. Video of talk Here


Workshop Saturday 23 March 2013, 11 am-3pm. Conference Room K2, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.
Please register via HKW and graphcommons.



Mapping Relations of Funding and Knowledge

Füsun Türetken with Burak Arikan


While established funding structures that promote architectural, artistic, and scholarly work often remain invisible to the public eye outside of sponsorship acknowledgements, they determine research and knowledge production within contemporary Berlin. Whether or not the resultant adaptation to funding criteria on the part of applicants affects the content of the research, it is clear that between individuals and funding institutions there is a struggle for authority. Independent agents are put in competitions, excluded or included depending on their relationships, and are required to be accountable to the authorities that be. Further, institutions are connected to each other through a variety of interests from sponsorship relations to shared board members to social and professional relationships, all of which contribute to an organization's authority, as well as constitute a larger network of institutions that is itself a super-institution. Relationships that form super-institutions, thus their extra-authority, can be mapped as network diagrams in order to problematize the entanglement of knowledge and economic power structures. On a network map, actors naturally find their position through connecting forces, revealing the central actors, indirect links, organic clusters, structural holes, and outliers. During this workshop (in the context of a closed session with students from Learning Place) and panel we view how clusters of institutions on a map show the super-institutions that have high-power concentrations in neoliberal societies.



This collaborative work departs from previous works done separately by Füsun Türetken and Burak Arikan.





Images from HKW Former West. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 18-24 March 2013

For Video Click Image





Füsun Türetken 2004, Neo-liberal Work and the Art Market

The Neoliberals
Images From: Cultural Entrepreneurs and Their Interim Projects, Frankfurt 2004. Mapping their network. Photographs, Research, Maps and Layout, F.Türetken





Finalist in Competition Kunst am Bau. Neubau Landtag Brandenburg 2012. Potsdam, Germany. More on this site at Competition and Commissioned work and Here



The race for space during cold war



Rises to ashes, Sculpture. 2009. Talk at RAW






Studio ft. Füsun Türetken, Forensic Architecture or other previous works are mentioned here:



Phines Harper, 4 May 2018, Dezeen

"Forensic Architecture winning the Turner Prize would risk turning sensitive investigative work into insensitive entertainment"


Forensic Architecture nominated for Turner Prize 2018

​Mark Brown, 26 April Guardian

Turner prize shortlist pits research agency against film-makers


Salvator Peluso, Domus, 21 October 2017

Dutch Design Week is a chance for design to be discussed with patience and curiosity 


Domus, 1 February 2017

How the Master's Course of the Piet Zwart Institute at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences is rewriting the codes of Interior Architecture.




Modern Love, How do we think about love in the age of online dating?

Broadcasted 13-05-2017 at 11:00, Jajaneeneeradio, Amsterdam, during Fibre Festival 2017



Guardian, 15 March 2011




BBC Turk, 15 March 2011



Haber Pan, 15 March 2011




Ilkehaber, 14. January 2012




Copenhagen Future of Cities, 2007




Updating Germany 2008



Shrinking Cities Tokyo 2006