architecture operates at the intersection of physical and
virtual space. The project explores the potential of virtual space for
different forms of social interaction, freedom of expression and communication. It imagines an alternative digital network in Istanbul, a dynamic mesh network that takes
shape in existing spaces: cybercafes around the
mesh network, which can be formed between individual routers without backbone
infrastructure, proposes greater freedom for grassroots communication, while the increasing
possibilities of virtual reality open up new spatial and architectural
opportunities. Questioning the mono-narrative of the physical city and
political climate, the virtual world is a fragmented Istanbul, de-constructing
elements of the city and creating moments of conflict, suspension and dissolution. The project suggests the role of architecture in spatialising and giving form to the digital space of social networks.
School of Architecture
MA Architecture, 2019
Emmy Bacharach is an architectural designer and spatial practitioner with an interest in emerging technologies, moving image and sound.
- BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Cambridge, 2015
- Architectural assistant, Cooke Fawcett Architects, London, 2018-19; Exhibition design and curation, National Disabled Art Collection and Archive, London, 2017; Architectural assistant, DSHDA, London, 2016-17; Architectural assistant, Tim Ronalds Architects, London, 2015-16
- University of Cambridge Architecture Degree Show, Truman Brewery, London, 2015