waseem siddiqui/ صدیقی / 1992 / ISTANBUL
waseem siddiqui is a Pakistani-born, lives in Istanbul, a researcher, and an academic. His main focus is considered as, autobiographical methodologies following /spatial storytelling / translocation / boundary / home /that later yearns for the possible collectivity. After living half of his life, away from home. He has only recently little by little begun to realize that the very idea of being "at home" is actually the precise idea of "making home." It is the precise realization, he believes, or perhaps an act, that encompasses the formation of relationships through coming together, the coexistence of learning together, the invitations of embracing altogether, the ethics of living next door, or the gatherings with any sort of "side-by-sidedness" to form the relationship of friendship, all under the very same roof of hospitality.
As an early migrant, he firmly holds these differences as a precious form of collectivity. By focusing on the plight to understand the meaning of being "at home" and the condition of "living together". His work attempts to look for the possibility of writing an autobiography, and ask whether or if this possibility —the possibility of mediation in his distorted memory, or, perhaps, more importantly, the specific disjunctions between the mediation of what he remembers and what he doesn't remember in terms of lived experience— can ever be justified by rational frameworks. Considering such an argument as a problem, his throughout responsibilities and ongoing involvement with the ongoing dilemma have taught him the sensibility and ethics of fieldwork research, including oral history, documentation, mapping, and storytelling in the fringes of occupied territories or tribal areas.
2022 MA. Sociocultural Anthropology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 - 2021 MSc. History, Theory, and Criticism in Architecture, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Thesis Title: A Proposal: Can I Stay in your house?
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hikment Tansel Korkmaz
Committee: Prof Dr. Victoria R. Holbrook, Asst. Prof. Gülşah Aykaç, Assoc. Prof. Elif Kendir Beraha.
2012 - 2016 BA. Architecture, Black Sea Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey.