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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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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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“It is buildings, not earthquakes, that kill people”

Tweet Today’s Letters Page from the Guardian includes a thought-piece on the need to create a social rental housing sector in Istanbul stimulated by Constanze’s Guardian article last Friday on the construction sector boom in Istanbul; featured here. The two … Continue reading

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Tarlabaşı Boulevard: preparing for demolition

Tweet Three weeks ago the bright yellow concrete barrier blocks were installed over night.  A few days later they were spray-painted with the ” Tarlabaşı” development logo  and the construction company “Gap İnșaat” to the side.  The workmen started changing … 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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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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Tarlabaşı eviction process underway

Tweet Small removal trucks dart along Sakızağaç Caddesi, the main artery cutting through the Tarlabaşı Yenileniyor project area, carrying elaborate piles of furniture, bags of clothing, carpets wrapped in cloth. Ali, who ran a tiny shoeshine store 50 metres off … 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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The house that TOKI built

Tweet “There’s a rumour that the municipality is offering TOKI apartments for people in Tarlabaşı to move into,” Özge Karataş says. Sitting in a small coffeehouse on a Tarlabaşı backstreet, she waits for her working day to kick off. As … 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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