The New Urban Vandalism

…d Brooklyn has become a synonym for the rise of a hipsterdom that destroys urban authenticity. Graffiti in Istanbul Urban change is inevitable. But the way that change happens is always the result of specific policy and planning decisions. In order to preserve vibrant, mixed use cities, we must preserve affordable spaces for housing, working class jobs and the arts through tools like zoning. Cities have the ability to preserve the industrial, the…

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Quiz: Forced Migration and the Arts

…chal structures as lazy dreamer The photographer Yasın Akgül documented the fled of 2500 Yazidis from Irak last year. Which fruit stands for the name of the İstanbul based photo agency Akgül is part of? Apple (Elma) Orange (Portakal) Pomegranate (Nar) Name Email     Find some help at our Urban Voices Project to answer the questions: Man on Wire Thomas Büsch July 9, 2014 Tightrope Walking Read more… Prisoner of Love Thomas Büsch July 10…

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Urban Agriculture and the Transformation of Yedikule

…planting of artificial tulip-beds are showing the same intention for these urban spaces. The creation of an artifical Ottoman make up for the city instead of preserving useful rooted structures for public use. Nowadays the urban transformation around the city wall is more caused by land saling for private interests. For example in Sulukule, where one of the oldest Roma settlements had to made place for chic new townhouses. This comment on the over…

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Movement and mapping in urban space

The concept of drifting (dérive) is the wandering around in the urban area and the close observation and exploration of the effects of the psycho-geographical nature on the residents. Since it also includes the claim of constructive play behavior while exploring, it is opposed to the classical notions of a journey, strolling or a walk in every respect. 1. Drifting Theory of Guy Débord The french situationist and philosopher Guy Debord (1931-1998)…

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Rantİstanbul Berlin

…oduce a collective editing to understand the conditions which makes people urban or not and the signs and spaces where makes the people transform into an urban citizen. March 19th: 19:00 Improvise Audio Visual Performance : Devrim CK – Korhan Erel Neu West Berlin is a multifaceted Contempprorary Art Space in Berlin Mitte. More than 80 artists are based with their studios within the 9 story building. Neu West Berlin Köpenicker Straße 55, 1017…

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StreetWalking

…ical and artistic way to capture your ideas, thoughts and needs to current urban transformations in todays cities. So in the end we all create movies and its online archive showing and analizing urban development from a social point of view for the people.   Why is StreetWalking Important Against the background that urban development and transformation often ignores the needs and demands of its residents, StreetWalking will contribute to a so…

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Projects

…events of the 13th International Istanbul Biennial on September 14th 2013. Urban Voices, a reflection of culture whose values and norms of behavior deviate from those of mainstream society, as we find it in the daily capuling protests in Turkey. Sea Elephant Travel Agency launched May 2013 in memory of Hüseyin B. Alptekin and offering an open forum that focusses on inter-actions of variety of populations and cultures in the Black Sea Region. Istan…

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Projects

…events of the 13th International Istanbul Biennial on September 14th 2013. Urban Voices, a reflection of culture whose values and norms of behavior deviate from those of mainstream society, as we find it in the daily capuling protests in Turkey. Sea Elephant Travel Agency launched May 2013 in memory of Hüseyin B. Alptekin and offering an open forum that focusses on inter-actions of variety of populations and cultures in the Black Sea Region. Istan…

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Discovering urban infrastructure through culture in Bochum, Germany

…icians, dancers, performers and actors are invited to act and intervene in urban areas. The focus lies on a specific district in the city which is not much noticed by the public. “Speckschweiz” – the nickname of the district describes the formerly rich neighbourhood – is located near the city centre but marked by empty and not-used places such as shops, bars, apartments, squares and parks that are the locations of this years’ festival. The highlig…

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