Gökçe Günel

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PublisherArpa Journal2014
Architects experiment upon the world. Researchers extend outside the laboratory by co-opting existing structures of influence and crafting new techniques of engagement. Even the effects of proving grounds–from Coney Island to emergency drills–leak beyond their boundaries without any official sanction. Impacts are often unpredictable, but no less powerful. The practice of human subject research has yielded the benefits of the polio vaccine and the horrors of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, reminding us that, as a former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency once remarked, “When we fail, we fail big.” ‘Test Subjects’ focuses on the contended nature of application ...
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PublisherThinkbelt2019
After development of Masdar was halted in 2011, the world’s first zero-carbon city was prounounced a failure by the media—as the first green ghost town. Anthropologist Gökçe Günel wanted to understand what else was happening there.
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PublisherThe Avery Review2016
Studio Gang probes deep sea mapping and the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone; Casey Mack takes on Niklas Maak’s Living Complex; Meredith Miller reports from the platisphere on post-rock architecture; Gökçe Günel inhabits Masdar; Paul Dallas ruminates on film, landscape, and Peter Bo Rappmund’s Topophilia; and Sam Holleran goes to Grace Farms.

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