• sokak otları

    "Sokak Otları" (2018-2021) ("Urban Weeds") is a documentation project by Kerem Ozan Bayraktar that examines the growth patterns of ruderal plants within various urban environments subjected to ecological disturbances. The work encompasses a range of urban spaces, including derelict structures, unoccupied parking areas, cracks in roadways, and railway corridors. Bayraktar scrutinizes the formation and application of categories such as 'invasive' and 'native,' considering their anthropogenic and ecological influences.

    The investigation entails a historical analysis of the plants, tracing their migration and distribution patterns, which are closely tied to human movements and environmental shifts. Bayraktar's work documents the ability of these plants to adapt and propagate in response to anthropogenic activities and alterations in their habitats. The research also details the interactions between these ruderal species and urban infrastructures, illustrating the plants' capacity to endure and proliferate in urban settings that are typically unfavorable to natural vegetation.

  • Kerem Ozan Bayraktar is reading “Ruderal Manifesto” at WORLBMON (MSFAU Istanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture 4th Floor).
    19.10.2019

    RESEARCH  •  ARAŞTIRMA

    2019 Berlin Senate Residency Program (supported by DEPO & nGbK), ZK/U, Berlin
    2018-19 The Istanbul Biennial Production and Research Programme


    PRESS • BASIN
    İstanbul Ruderalleri: Sokak Otları
    Port, Sayı 2, 2019

    Kente yayılan bitkiler: Sokak otları
    Yeşil Gazete
    Yasemin Ülgen ile Röportaj
    13.10.2018

    Kentin Doğasının Peşinde: Sokak otları
    Merve Akbaş
    Yeni Şafak Pazar Eki
    30.12.2018


    BROADCAST • YAYIN
    Botanitopya: Sokak Otları ve Onların Kent Ekolojisindeki Yeri
    Benan Kapucu / Açık Radyo
    23.02.2020

    Mekan ve İnsan (55): Kerem Ozan Bayraktar ile sokak otları
    Melis Oğuz / Medyascope
    22.04.2019

    Biofilia
    Nurhan Keleer / Açık Radyo
    07.02. 2019

    Gecenin İçinden
    TRT Radyo Ankara
    08.09.2020

    Gecenin İçinden
    TRT Radyo İstanbul
    28.04.2020


    SEMINAR
    “Açık Seminer – Ortak Yaşam Üzerine Araştırmalar: Dağıtık Yaşam“, Çevrimiçi Seminer, Organizasyon: Murat Alat, İstanbul Özel Saint-Joseph Fransız Lisesi & Poşe, İstanbul
    16.05.2020

    “Sokak otları”, İstanbul Üniversitesi Peyzaj Mimarlığı Bölümü, İstanbul
    21.03.2019