Category Archives: Public Space

Help needed for the Tarlabaşı Community Centre

Tweet Situated on Kalyoncu Kulluk Caddesi, a few houses down from the police station on Tarlabaşı Boulevard, the Tarlabaşı Community Centre has become an institution in the neighbourhood, providing free education, lectures and a place to spend after school time … Continue reading

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Crossing the Bosphorus: a bridge too far

Tweet When on January 10 the tender for the Northern Marmara Highway Project that includes the construction of a third bridge over the Bosporus had to be cancelled for a lack of bidders, many an activist probably sighed in relief. … Continue reading

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The guerrilla garden of Tarlabasi

Tweet Only 48 hours or so separated our strolling down one sokak in Tarlabaşı, but in that time the local residents had created a garden from nothing.  An old house that had been filled to overflowing with old sofas, plastics … Continue reading

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Tables (not yet) turned

Tweet Much has been said and written about the missing tables and chairs in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Beyoğlu, an area marketed as the city’s hip party district for over a decade. On an apparent whim, the local municipality ordered … Continue reading

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