When the case is Lucerne and Istanbul; we are talking about two very different urban existentials. Luzern is calculated as a square-meter of 37.4 km² with approximately 81,592 people; while Istanbul expands to a 5,343 km² with a population of 15.52 million. Despite the obvious distinct characters; there are times when two cities may all of a sudden look alike. These similar spaces are filled with citizens, with their everyday concerns and with very different approaches to the notion of public.

Unexpected Urban Superpositions art project aims to focus on contrasts and diversities of two cities’ relationship with water. The spatial character of the city Lucerne makes it a good pick for the project, with its undisturbed Swiss essence and differents spaces on, around, and close to water. It is a perfect canvas for the tangled urbanity that can be experienced at the coasts of Istanbul.

A coast is not just a topographic line in an urban environment; it is a possibility of a kind of publicity which creates the basis for di_erent everyday life practices. How does the city breathe through a coast, how is the experience diversified? The coast, sometimes turns into a beach, sometimes it is a fishing place, sometimes used as a station. The habits weave the relationship that the city builds with water. It's exciting to explore how the presence of water produces different spatial experiences in two different cities. To understand and study the relationship between water and everyday life, contrasts and similarities will be under scrutiny.

During the project, we spend sequential weeks in Lucerne and Istanbul. While one is in Lucerne, the other will be in Istanbul; we will simultaneously be collecting images and sounds of remarkable, meaningful urban situations from both cities. Therefore, the study will continue synchronically in two different cities. When artists shift between Istanbul and Lucerne, it will be possible to discover a way of looking at Lucerne through Istanbul, and vice versa.