Build Memories (2015-2017)

Collage series
5 collages on paper, dimensions variable
Published at the special Issue of Memory Studies Journal, Volume 12, Issue 5, 2019

Build Memories is a collage series that explores the layered historic and geographic landscape of Istanbul and Thessaloniki. The work focuses on the shared Byzantine and Ottoman past of the two cities, which is interlinked with the multicultural lives and memories of their inhabitants. The collaging of images of popular culture sourced from tourist catalogues of Greece and Turkey becomes in the work a strategy for the transformation of collective memories into a composite landscape. The collages literally build memory as a transcultural space deposited in the urban fabric.