Category Archives: Interviews

Against vested interest urbanism – An interview with David Harvey

Tweet In an interview with acclaimed theorist and activist David Harvey, he talked to us about the impact of urban renewal and gentrification, the increasing class segregation of cities, and the question of how to fight back. David Harvey is … Continue reading

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Tarlabasi demolitions in The Guardian

Tweet Today’s article in The Guardian: A few hundred metres from the bustling Taksim Square in Istanbul, the sound of jackhammers reverberates through the street: demolitions in the nearby neighbourhood of Tarlabasi are under way despite legal objections from residents, … Continue reading

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The recycling familes of Tarlabaşı

Tweet [We are honoured to host below a guest blog post by international photographer and multimedia journalist Sebastian Meyer, a British-American photographer based in Suleymaniye, Northern Iraq.   Sebastian and Kamaran Najm Ibrahim, his colleague at their Metrography photo agency, worked … Continue reading

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Why a city should embrace its slums. An interview with David Smith

Tweet “The city does not exist that has no poor people” Earlier this year during the TOKI Housing Convention 2011,  we interviewed David Smith in Tarlabaşı where he talked to us about the importance of catering to all income groups … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Payne on gecekondu areas in Ankara

Tweet In this podcast, Geoffrey discusses the gecekondu (“overnight home”) districts of Ankara. From the late 1970’s up to 2005; Geoffrey has studied the development of gecekondu in Ankara and the lessons and opportunities they provide for other countries concerning … Continue reading

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Tarlabaşı blog in Hurriyet Daily News

Tweet This weekend the Hurriyet Daily News, one of the two main English language newspapers in Turkey, published an article on our blog here

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Rich people only eat cake – a bakery closes down

Tweet It is breakfast time at the Gölgesiz Bakery on Tarlabaşı Boulevard: Eleven people crowd around a small table in the back of the shop, enjoying olives, sesame paste, butter and – of course – freshly baked bread. The oven … Continue reading

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Under construction? A stroll through Tophane

Tweet The recent attack on several art galleries in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Tophane has pushed the discussion about gentrification in the city, until now largely confined to academics, architects, urban planners and activists, and other interested parties, into the … Continue reading

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