“During my residency at Joya: AiR, I have had the opportunity to concentrate on my writing project for long hours next to meeting and engaging with people from all kinds of backgrounds. I have worked on creating the outline for a story that explores the potential impacts of mass tourism in an island at the Aegean sea in 32 years from now. Joya: AiR, being a totally off-grid, ecological art project, provided some "food for thought" for reflecting on the topic I was working on. It was productive and rather stimulating to be in the nature of Los Gázquez and in the company of lovely hosts Simon and Donna".
Onur Can Tepe is a Rotterdam based architect who has worked on the design of numerous, award winning buildings, interiors and urban plans. He is interested in buildings as cultural projects that engage with the ecology and community around it. Since 2016 he has been writing Letters from 2050: a compilation of fictional, short stories about future. Through his writing practice, he investigates contemporary themes such as climate change, social polarisation, and technological disruptions through the lens of one generation later.
Onur Can Tepe
Architect DUS Architects
Writer, Director Letters from 2050