Category Archives: Trades & work

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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Charlie looks on……

Tweet We have had people asking us of late when the demolitions will start.  The fencing went up a few weeks ago along a main section of the development bordering Tarlabasi Boulevard; but then little happened after that.  Well now … Continue reading

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Kamaran and the recycling community in Tarlabaşı ….

Tweet Now to the last in our series on the recycling familes of Tarlabaşı.  Along with his colleague Sebastian’s work that we featured two weeks ago here and our post on the proactive role that the recycling familes made for Van … Continue reading

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(No) Papertigers

Tweet [This is a follow-up to the excellent work of photojournalist Sebastian Meyer last week and Kamaran Najm that we will host next week.] The recycling workers in Tarlabaşı recently made the headlines for their generous aid to victims of … 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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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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Yemek Sepeti in Tarlabaşı

Tweet Common across Turkish cities and towns is the sight of a basket or bucket lowered down on a rope from an apartment window or balcony, followed by a shouted request for bread, rice, baking powder or any other commodity … Continue reading

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A cut above the rest

Tweet It is a rainy Sunday in late December. A man sticks his head in the door of the small barber shop on Sakızağaç Sokak in Tarlabaşı and asks: “Where is Hasan Usta? Does he have time for a shave?” … Continue reading

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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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