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  • Convergence of cultural consumption practices : the case of two gated housing residences in İstanbul 

    Authors:Aygun, Merve
    Publisher and Date:(Kadir Has University, 2016)
    People and cities have been confronted by an unprecedented scale of global changes over the past couple of decades. in accordance with the new mechanisms of rising worldwide trends which are grounded on the commercial economy of consumption istanbul has also undergone an urban transformation concurrently with its counterparts. in a sense world culture industry has transformed the city into a consumption catalogue that relies on a taken-for-granted context for everyday life deriving from institutionalized ...

  • Exploring the City: Perceiving Istanbul through its Cultural Productions 

    Authors:Şenova, Başak
    Publisher and Date:(Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)
    This essay explores the role of Istanbul's 'cultural productions' as components of the city's structure and texture. Istanbul is a city of tensions generated by its countless conflicting and divergent flows which are constantly influenced by socio-economic political and cultural fusions and confusions. It is constantly expanding both horizontally and vertically as evidenced by its central and peripheral settlements illegal dwellings and squatted lands. With each and every new inhabitant further ...

  • Walking in The Unknown Paths’: An Experimental Curriculum 

    How can we build a sense of perception through observing the 'seen' and the 'unseen' dimensions of the city? How can we perceive the living spaces with time and space in mind and capture the hidden meanings in the unknown paths of our city? How can we have the students input the imaginary and observed findings and have them read complex relations? What images are there to find and pull out to understand the realities of the living spaces hidden in the fragments of daily life? How can the architectural ...