While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is freshwater. According to hydrologist Falkenmark available amount of renewable freshwater for each person each year is 1700m3. However, while the annual amount of water per capita in some countries is 50,000 m3, in some countries it is below 500 m3. Therefore one in 6 people worldwide -783 million - don't have access to improved drinking water sources. Thus, the construction and development of dams on rivers until the 20th century became an issue of states in conjunction, 60% of the world's rivers are dammed. This phenomenon has allowed dams and water security to become tools in the hand of the states. Nations can occupy water resources physically, water is perceived as a commercial commodity, which can be seen as a source of economic gain by global companies. According to Lefebvre, getting meta tends to destroy its value of the city. State and companies extort urban functions to take over and fulfill these functions by eliminating the form of the city. In such a situation, the city loses its quality of being a composition and are plundered by the rulers.

It is a place that opposes; the borders of water, the unequal distribution of natural water resources in the world. It is aimed to occupy the dam against the storage and commodification of water in dams that cause water inequality. By occupying the functions of the dam and its environs, a revolutionary change was aimed by the tacticians in a way that served the use value rather than the exchange value of the place.



Phase 1: Permanent and temporary tactical activities were proposed along the Ilıca River in the urban area to increase awareness of the dam causing water inequality.

Phase 2: Awareness was provided to the continuity of permanent and temporary tactical activities from the urban area to the Balçova Dam.

Phase 3: After creating awareness in the city, Balova Dam, where gradual resistance will be demonstrated, was captured by tacticians with Phase 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5.

Designer: Buse KARADAĞ

Instructor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ülkü İNCEKÖSE, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru YILMAZ, R.A. Gizem ELBİZ, R.A. Nil Nadire GELİŞKAN

RESIS-DAMS by Buse Karadağ in Turkey won the WA Award Cycle 35. Please find below the WA Award poster for this project.

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