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[house] — one giant node all in the center of the crumpled lines, however also all the crumpled lines inside that one node as well. It is not an important place, but important only because it is the main spot of the persons awakening. When you awake, no matter how fast you leave the apartment, there is the very moment that fills your memory with the expectations of the day, blended with past events.

Memory is a constant transforming mechanism overlapping stimulations over time. Past events happened form neuron patterns specific for that event, however not that unique as it gets affected with the current stimulations of the constant present. {Constant present in my opinion is as explained by Derrida in ‘What comes before the question?’ …A different type of temporality that’s even older than the past, or a to-come beyond the future. The past and the future are like another present; a past-present and a future-present. I want to try to think of a past or a coming to be that is not just a modified present, not future presents of past presents, but a different experience with regard to the past or the future…} So we come to the conclusion that the events get effected with present stimulations, either good or bad way, which we can classify as depressing or non depressing very simply in ones perspective. We talked about waking up in the morning in a room, and the very first moment we see the ceiling or the walls and so on, of which has the ability to store information from the past events. That helps one to re-call a past event. From that perspective the crumpled lines are changing its scale and gets even more crumpled inside that tiny little room and creates a whole set of information system.

House is one very important place, that fills ones past. But also one can choose not to fill that with many other memories and stuff, or lets say less memories. This may not mean it is not going to re-call past events, but than it triggers one’s inner feelings, and starts to fill the space with the maybe outer stimulations. There it becomes a very personal space, because all the rest of the information will be filtered from a personal point of view. The more the house is shared, the more social it becomes, and also helping memory to be more social as well.

Once it is a difficult concept in relation to all of its clunkiness. But also a very delicate and fragile concept that it becomes the most crucial spot to form one’s memory. Very important to control the house to control the memory and to control the psychology of itself.


[house] —- one giant node all in the center of the crumpled lines. For every activity we achieve in daily life, we select ourselves one point inside all the mess and create our shelves. What purpose  –> we have physical needs – that’s why we have beds to sleep, wardrobe to store our clothes, bathroom for cleaning, kitchen for eating. They are packed in one single space of which we declare our own kingdom, the most important point in our domain.

Let’s set one point and define a rule like, you leave the point there is no limit how long you go, but there is a time limit and a certain speed. That’s exactly how we live our lives.  We need to sleep every night and can travel at most the distance we can go before we sleeping that night. This is everyday routine. Which is allright actually, we came all the way here living like that no problems, and will continue to live like that. But maybe it is not the best model to live, or we are too such organic beings that just want to change and cannot adopt ourselves. My intention is not to make the process mechanic, but to see the possibilities we can set variables like a space to support our needs, body time and speed. If we were in TARDIS (time and relative dimensions in space – time machine in famous sci-fi series Doctor Who) we can keep living still in the same routine but by traveling so so much faster, the space time cycle breaks, and our memories can fit more in a single day, or even a moment, that we change the routine and live longer, and more importantly do more things.

However, since TARDIS is -still- just a sci-fi element, there should be other ways of changing the routine. If we go back to the variables, simply as house, time and speed, the last two ones are still physical constants limited by our body, which leaves house as the entity needs to be changed. There was a recent article in the newspaper ‘Radikal’ ( about the nomad Dukha Turks. The very image below where we see tents (otağ) along with the image of an apartment building in Osmanbey, Istanbul arises the question about all the effort we give to build a home, and force ourselves to live in it. Centuries ago we chose to settle, build crops and look after them close by. Centuries passed, we no longer look after crops but found other ways to force ourselves living in a house, buy furniture and feel the chunk on our shoulders. Yes one option is to live like a nomad, or more like a backpackers, smelling in a hostel room, finding daily jobs, or getting a caravan like (hey I can move my house anywhere I want).

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Besides all, it is not the main point I want to discuss. There is a whole system problem that we still need homes. I agree having a house close to a agriculture field is necessary, but we built cities to live inside. And now another small cluster of points to live inside. What if we distribute the elements in the house throughout the city. Now our urban planning strategies includes housing as an entity. But what would happen if sleeping, cleaning, eating, chilling entities are distributed in the city. That can allow us to break free from coming back to (temporary) certain single point. I don’t know that could probably be something not very good, or not change anything. or maybe can.. keeps buzzing..

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