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Tuğçe Şahin

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LECCO, Italy
After taking my graduation from architecture in Turkey, I go on to specialize urban studies and urban commons. Currently living in Italy, go on my personal works and researches. Also I am one of collaborator of LABs (Local Architectural Bags) which organizes some workshops and architectural meetings.

Micro Struggles


Individual Struggles From Ordinary Daily Life

Micro Struggles


Individual Struggles From Ordinary Daily Life
An ongoing research and exploration to discover possibilities in the cities and to keep our hope not to leave struggle.
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  • Site-specific cases

‘Micro Struggles’ first time was placed as an exhibition during international un-conference Urban Struggles in Mediterranean Cities: The Right to the City and the Common Space, which was at the School of Architecture, Athens in 2018.
This research focuses on the meaning of struggle on micro scale and is enhanced with examples of micro struggle activities from urban spaces. It focuses on existing urban spaces and attempts to manipulate rules/daily routine and offers a look at individual activities in the city which can be defined as micro struggles.
Cities are struggle grounds where so many different elements strive to be free, to exist, to live. Sometimes just existing, not leaving the urban scape, using that space has potential in terms of urban struggle. Your activity can be a type of protest, a quest for belonging or simply because you’re a vendor who stands on the same corner of the street. You occupy a place, settle there for a while and use it for your individual activity.



Exhibition place in the courtyard

This work was located on the ground  as  the city is a struggle ground where so many different elements strive to be free, to exist, to live.  All materials were pasted to a floor. For each example there were some photos, sketches, texts concerning micro struggle activities.

The main action in this installation is ‘to pause / to stop’ while at the same time experiencing examples of micro struggle, for it is essential to have a break in daily routine in cities, too, and to exist in the urban scape, to be aware of time, to create new tactics and situations.
Walking between each examples to read the materials, visitors were invited to crouch on the floor or sit on a stool.

Micro Struggles


Individual Struggles From Ordinary Daily Life

Micro Struggles


Individual Struggles From Ordinary Daily Life
An ongoing research and exploration to discover possibilities in the cities and to keep our hope not to leave struggle.
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

‘Micro Struggles’ first time was placed as an exhibition during international un-conference Urban Struggles in Mediterranean Cities: The Right to the City and the Common Space, which was at the School of Architecture, Athens in 2018.
This research focuses on the meaning of struggle on micro scale and is enhanced with examples of micro struggle activities from urban spaces. It focuses on existing urban spaces and attempts to manipulate rules/daily routine and offers a look at individual activities in the city which can be defined as micro struggles.
Cities are struggle grounds where so many different elements strive to be free, to exist, to live. Sometimes just existing, not leaving the urban scape, using that space has potential in terms of urban struggle. Your activity can be a type of protest, a quest for belonging or simply because you’re a vendor who stands on the same corner of the street. You occupy a place, settle there for a while and use it for your individual activity.



Exhibition place in the courtyard

This work was located on the ground  as  the city is a struggle ground where so many different elements strive to be free, to exist, to live.  All materials were pasted to a floor. For each example there were some photos, sketches, texts concerning micro struggle activities.

The main action in this installation is ‘to pause / to stop’ while at the same time experiencing examples of micro struggle, for it is essential to have a break in daily routine in cities, too, and to exist in the urban scape, to be aware of time, to create new tactics and situations.
Walking between each examples to read the materials, visitors were invited to crouch on the floor or sit on a stool.


Idea by

After taking my graduation from architecture in Turkey, I go on to specialize urban studies and urban commons. Currently living in Italy, go on my personal works and researches. Also I am one of collaborator of LABs (Local Architectural Bags) which organizes some workshops and architectural meetings.