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Pelin Tan 

Photo by Sandra Larochelle/Canadian Centre for Architecture

Mardin, Turkey

Pelin Tan is a researcher and writer working in the field of critical spatial practices, alternative pedagogies, and conflict territories. She studied sociology and completed her master’s and PhD in art history with a focus on socially engaged art. Tan was a postdoctoral fellow in the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (2011). She is a lead author of “Cities,” in Rethinking Society for the 21st Century: Report of the International Panel on Social Progress (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Currently she is curator of the Gardentopia project of Matera 2019: European Capital of Culture, Italy, and a 2019–20 research fellow of the Center for Arts, Design and Social Research, Boston.

CAB 3 Contribution

Project Overview

The Scale of Commons and Solidarity Infastructures

Pelin Tan contributed the essay The Scale of Commons and Solidarity Infastructures for the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial publication.

The City is the Site