Beyond Istanbul @ the Shenzhen Biennale

Our team took part in the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), in collaboration with Studio-X Istanbul with our study on the history of Gecekondu in Turkey.

Greetings from GECEKONDU 1930 – 2015:  Archiving News of Turkey’s Urban Informality is derived from the ongoing research project of Yaşar Adanalı on archiving news of Turkey’s urban informality. The research, carried out by Yaşar Adanalı and Deniz Öztürk, will be published as a book in 2016 by Studio X Istanbul, designed by Studio Matthias Görlich.

This archive study brings together a diverse, yet carefully selected news clippings on GECEKONDU, recording chronologically more than 1400 newspaper clippings, starting from 1930s to 2015. The archive is supplemented with essays from / interviews with leading urbanists, politicians and community leaders; several case studies; and indexes of places, institutions, concepts and people.


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