Objectives

  • Researching cultural and architectural heritage, documenting, archiving and preserving the visual and written legacy, creating a collective digital platform for related researches
  • Investigating, archiving and mapping the data that will ensure the preservation of the buildings and spaces destroyed or disinfected, as well as the protection of their future
  • To visualize architectural, urban, environmental and socio-cultural changes in a three-dimensional experience with different mappings and graphs
  • To create a comprehensive digital platform, which includes continuity on the behalf of related researches and studies, by mapping and archiving oral, written, visual and audio data related to urban memory, socio-cultural structure and architecture.
  • Drawing attention to the structures and areas with cultural and architectural importance; To create an interactive platform for the works of different disciplines such as digital media, visual design, communication design, history, archeology, anthropology, cultural studies and architecture.
  • To expose findings of memory spaces in the cities and to develop three-dimensional urban maps in an international level
  • In order to investigate, transfer, digitize and map the data, contact the relevant departments of various universities and prepare the grounds for academic partnerships and studies on relevant subjects.
  • To draw attention to the histories and stories behind the buildings, places and artefacts that are accepted as cultural heritage or have an importance for the memory of the city.
  • To create complete knowledge and know-how about urban researches, data collection, digitizing data, digital archiving and mapping.
  • To develop new methods and tools for the analysis of three-dimensional modeling by analyzing the areas of cultural heritage, buildings, monuments, statues and archaeological sites.
  • To visualize the urban and cultural heritage by modeling the buildings and areas with unique historical and architectural features in three dimensions with high quality and all features
  • To ensure that the three-dimensional modeling is user-friendly, applicable and sustainable on behalf of the relevant studies and research topics.
  • In particular, in the pilot regions of Ankara; To ensure that the works of German-speaking architects, urban planners and sculptors will be digitally documented and archived.
  • Creating a self-renewing and public interactive platform by enabling users to add data
  • Through the social media links to be placed on the site, to bring together the people who shared the same neighbourhood in the same period of time.
  • Creating audio mappings with recording the voices of the different regions, as well as archiving the audio documents of the relevant areas.
  • Providing landscaping maps of relevant regions and thus archiving landscaping developments and changes
  • Providing transit maps of the relevant regions and thus archiving traffic-road developments and changes
  • To provide access to archived information and research on the requested time interval (e.g: urbanobscura.net/ankara/1950) through the APIs
  • In addition to three-dimensional mappings and interactive digital platform; To prepare outputs such as mobile application, video documentation, documentaries, exhibitions, panels, speeches and workshops that can be used to contribute to the development of Urban Obscura.
  • Providing job opportunities on behalf of the project, especially for the city researchers and digital media employees
  • To create work and internship opportunities for the relevant department students, especially on the topics of data collection and digitizing the data.

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