Curated by Baris Seyitvan
“Sedir” is used both for sleeping and for conversation, by placing it on the roofs and by the water in the hot cities of Kurdistan, which is the geography I live in. It is better known as “diwan” in Europe. Due to the high cost of technological cooling devices, families have continued to use this traditional method for many years. This object,which was used by almost everyone on its roofs due to the hot air, also increased the relationship between the neighbors. Thanks to this object that each owner has made for himself, they strengthen their neighborhood relations. They could talk about their cultural, political and daily problems in this way. I think these neighborhood relationships are in Krongarten.
This resting object, which was made only of wood long years ago, has recently been made of iron. These objects, which were previously made with detailed handwork and show the economic power of families, are nowadays made simply and without any aesthetic concern.
With the construction of this cultural object in Vienna, where the summer months have started to be very hot in recent years, it will be an area for evening conversations, music concerts, artistic and cultural exchanges, as it is used in Kurdistan. Thus, we will move this object, which has been used in the Middle East for centuries, to Vienna.