Vol. 16 No. 3 (2019): Poiesis: to create

Poiesis of objects: Theory of making

Murat Sönmez
Faculty of Architecture and Design, Department of Architecture, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey
Beyza Nur Batı
Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey

Published 2019-11-05


  • Artefact,
  • Noesis,
  • Production of objects,
  • Techne,
  • Conceptualization.

How to Cite

Sönmez, M., & Nur Batı, B. (2019). Poiesis of objects: Theory of making. A|Z ITU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, 16(3), 59–70. https://doi.org/10.5505/itujfa.2019.94547


The aim of this study is to discuss the basic state of object production. Essentially, objects exist as a result of the act of making. Making occurs through the processes of cognition, conceptualization, and representation. Cognition and conceptualization are dealt with the notion of noesis, which occurs on the foundation of four concepts: the self, matter, form, and aim. A design is formed by the cohesion of these four components. Some practical acts are required to represent this design. However, these practical acts continue the conceptual state of making because they require the knowledge of making. All stages that create objects are developed depending on mental productions; this features the process of poiesis. Poiesis is an act of creating objects simply as a product of our integrative comprehensions. This study involves the redefinition of the concept of making in the context of the intuitional, undefined, and unlimited states of poiesis.