Birdhouses built by students within the scope of lecturer Mümine Özdemirağ Yağlı‘s Basic Ceramic Techniques course in the Department of Plastic Arts at Arkın University of Creative Arts and Design (ARUCAD) were hung on the trees in the garden of ARUCAD.
Birdhouses, constructed by students of the ARUCAD Department of Plastic Arts within the scope of the Basic Ceramic Techniques 1 course, were hung on the trees of the Arkın Garden. Designed for the protection of birds and for them to use as nests, the birdhouses were hung in such a way as to ensure that they would not be adversely affected by wind or excessive sunlight.
ARUCAD Rector Prof. Dr. Asım Vehbi, who hung the birdhouses on the trees with the students at the event held at ARUCAD Garden, expressed his pride with the students in his statement, saying, “We are happy that they are engaged in projects that are sensitive to nature. I see that environmental awareness, which, as a university, is one of the values we want to instil in our students and which is being kept alive through such beautiful projects, integrated with art and design. I give an assurance that we will continue our support in this regard.”
Mümine Özdemirağ Yağlı, a lecturer in the Department of Ceramics, said that one day, while sitting in a restaurant, there were bird noises coming from among the trees and when she looked carefully, she realised that there were no birds around and that it was a recorded sound. Yağlı, who explained that she gave the birdhouses project to her students, said, “I realised that day, that we need birds. I thought that we should help birds to live in their own nature, and with this project I wanted both to make our voices heard and for our students and everyone to gain awareness.”