May 2022 - February 2023
Imminent Arrival is a collective creative writing and mapping project for the immigrant communities living in Çanakkale.
Çanakkale, as the narrowest strait between Europe and Asia in Southern Marmara, is a harbour city featuring many references that shaped the global narrative with its cultural diversity. Imminent Arrival creates new urban legends in order to transform the memory of the geographical object in the context of its relationships to ecological resources and processes.
Seminars on urban ecology, memory and mythology will be followed by creative writing and ceramics workshops, where participants will come together to produce public installations from ceramic epigraphs, and a map that will circulate the city, taking its place in the city’s memory.
Imminent Arrival is a 10-month long multidisciplinary project developed by Ilayda Tunca in collaboration with !!! project, which has analysed ecological ideas about Çanakkale and its environs through memory as part of sub initiative since 2019. Researcher Berçem Gözde Ölmez, ceramic artist Büke Tozlu, guide and permaculture teacher Timuçin Şahin ve print artist Mediha Sevinç make up the facilitator team behind the seminars and workshops.