Urban Imaginaries Workshop

12 April 2011 - Tuesday

The Istanbul Studies Center (ISC) at Kadir Has University will host Bauhaus-Universität Weimar for the “Urban Imaginaries” workshop to be held between 16 – 20 April 2011. The event will bring together the professors and graduate students from the two universities with common research interests.

“Urban Imaginaires” Workshop, Istanbul, 16 - 20 April 2011

co-organized by Bauhaus-Universität Weimar and Istanbul Studies Center (KHAS)

16 April: Guided Tour, ‘Tourism and cultural fragments in Old Istanbul’, by Aysim Türkmen (Yıldız Teknik Üni.) and Katharina Sucker (Bauhaus Uni.)

17 April: Guided Tour, ‘New visions of urban living’, by Orhan Esen (Arkistan)

Film Screening: Organize Isler (Magic Carpet Ride), Cezayir Restaurant

18 April: Public Lectures / Kadir Has University, Cibali

19 April: Workshops / Kadir Has University, Cibali

20 April: Workshops & Presentation / Kadir Has University, Cibali


Public Lectures, Istanbul, Kadir Has University, 18 April 2011, 10.00 - 18.00

-Levent Soysal, ‘Civilizing Istanbul: City, Spectacle, and World Culture’

-Frank Eckardt, ‘From Image to Research’

-Orhan Esen, ‘The changing actors of Istanbuls built environment’

Lunch Break

-Aysim Türkmen, ‘Neo-Ottman constructions of the Neoliberal City’

-Aliye Ahu Akgün, ‘Development process in the housing market of Istanbul’

-Rene Seyfarth, ‘What track is beaten? Potentials and problems in research approaches of tourist attraction’