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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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Digging deeper – Istiklal Caddesi’s controversial new shopping centre

Tweet When the Demirören İstiklal shopping centre opened March 17, 2011 – just in time for the Istanbul Shopping Festival – it was in fact still under construction: light bulbs had been hastily screwed in, and visitors had to step … 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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SOS Istanbul comes to Tarlabaşı

Tweet The urban activist group SOS Istanbul (more about their previous activities can be found here and here)  issued a press statement on the renewal project on September 23, 2010 during a small protest on Tarlabaşı Boulevard. Whereas interest from … Continue reading

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