Mapping of cultural industries :the case of Ýstanbul
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Cultural industries have become an inevitable part of an urban structure of the global cities. istanbul is a fascinating case to grasp that taking place of cultural industries in an urban structure in terms of transformation of the city in line with the trends of globalization. This thesis primarily presents that newly emerged cultural topography of istanbul by mapping cultural industries. Following the narrow conceptualization of cultural industries that refers to institutions which exhibit circulate capitals based on arts culture and knowledge residing of seven different categories of cultural industriesin istanbul are mapped by their geo-referenced data. Museums universities cultural centers art galleries convention and exhibition centers festival and concert halls and bookstores are mapped one by one as well as all. The results show that existing city center is culturally reified by cultural industries. Moreover the triangular shape of culturally reified city center istanbul’s triangle is revealed by intersection of intensification of cultural industries and the route of tramline which has a positive correlation with the route of intensification of cultural industries. Comparative map of cultural industries by decade put forwards that istanbul’s triangle is relatively stable. Some predictions are made of how the intensification of cultural industries matter in the cultural topography of istanbul.