Interdisciplinary conversation to launch the newest node in the Studio-X Global Network, Studio-X Istanbul, Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, No: 37 Salıpazarı, Beyoğlu, on November 8. Istanbul Week is co-organized by the Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Dertop (Gleaner): Subjective Contours
Sunday, October 13, 2pm and 5pm; Tuesday, October 15, 7pm
Elastic City presents an original, participatory walk with artists Hayal Pozanti and Todd Shalom commissioned for Istanbul Week events.gsapp.org and elastic-city.org for meeting point
Gen Bilimci (Geneticist): Vakko Fashion Center
Monday, October 14, 2013 6:30pm
REX Principal Joshua Prince-Ramus, Project Manager David Menicovich, and On-Site Architect Ishtiaq Rafiuddin; Façade Consultant Marc Simmons, Front; and Interior Designer Sefer Çağlar, Autoban
Responses by Merve Çağlar, SAHA Contemporary Art, and Galia Solomonoff, GSAPP
Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1:00pm
Room 114, Avery Hall
Ecological limits have been surpassed. Economic limits have been surpassed. Population limits have been surpassed. Social cohesion has been lost. Here is the picture of neoliberal urbanism: Ecumenopolis. Ecumenopolis aims for a holistic approach to Istanbul, questioning not only the transformation, but the dynamics behind it as well. From demolished shantytowns to the tops of skyscrapers, from the depths of Marmaray to the alternative routes of the 3rd bridge, from real estate investors to urban opposition, the film will take us on a long journey in this city without limits. We will speak with experts, academics, writers, investors, city-dwellers, and community leaders; and we will take a look at the city on a macro level through animated maps and graphics. Perhaps you will rediscover the city that you live in and we hope that you will not sit back and watch this transformation but question it. In the end this is what democracy requires of us.
This film was directed by Imre Azem.
Balikçilar (Fisherman): Recent Work by Superpool
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 6:30pm
Studio-X Istanbul Director Selva Gürdoğan and Gregers Tang Thomsen
Response by Prem Krishnamurthy, Project Projects and P!
Elçi (Envoy): Protest and Public Space
Thursday, October 17, 2013 6:30pm
Hayrettin Günç, Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture for All) Yates McKee, Tidal: Occupy Theory, Occupy Strategy Anya Schiffrin, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
within Inflatable General Assembly, a temporary, mobile pavilion by Greta Hansen, Adam Koogler, and Kyung-Jae Kim, Common Practice
Studio-X New York, 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, 1 train to Houston
A related event, Community Land Trusts, will take place at Studio-X New York on Tues, 10/29