Tigris River As An Archive - Tigris Phenomenologies in Extractive Zones
Lead Researcher: Yelta Köm (artist / architect)
Researchers: Yıldız Tahtacı (urban planner), Ruken Aydoğdu (architect), Pelin Tan (sociologist), Rojda Tugrul (artist)
Keywords: Delta, geontologies, rural/urban, nomads, infrastructures, situated epistemologies.
Methodologies: Visual mapping, essay-video ethnography, in-depth interviews, focus groups, transversal methods, action research.
The research is based on the survey of the landscapes and water shores of deltas of Tigris between Diyarbakir (following Cizre) and Mosul (Iraq) towns. The effect of the waterdam, main infrastructures, new housing and urbanization transformed the landscapes of the Tigris.