Mantle in Turkey (II):

Pagev Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi

The following project was led by Sevgi Akbaba at Pagev Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi.

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Class Year 11 (ages 16-17)

Curriculum  Turkish Language and Literature Lesson, general features and artists of national era, literary texts of national era, novels, stories etc.


Exhibition Designers


We researched exhibitions, and considered what attracts visitors’ attention most.

Building the 'Frame'

We considered ways of using drama elements in an exhibition to convey information about a subject. We watched videos of street artists who are ‘living statues,’ to examine their techniques.

Introducing the 'commission'

Our client, the Municipal Directorate of Cultural and Social Affairs, sent us an email to explain the commission: to organize an exhibition for the 19th May Youth Festival, to introduce young people to some of the authors of the National Era.  

Fulfilling the 'commission'

We took some extracts from well-known novels of the National Era. We looked at some of the characteristics of the era, e.g. the position of a novelist in a time of war. We also talked about public power in a difficult situation. The team prepared 'living statues' based on famous authors

The 'publication'

We presented the exhibition to an international delegation. The 'living statues' were inanimate, but when a visitor touched them, they spoke.

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