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Open City Istanbul International Conference

08/05/2010 @ 11:00 - 17:00

Date: 8 May 2010, Saturday
Time: 14:00

Renown international architects, planners and development specialists as well as local experts and community representatives present ideas and visions for sustainable and inclusive urban change in Istanbul. The conference will present international research and case studies as well as concrete transformation scenarios, concepts and tools developed in a three-day workshop jointly organized with the Istanbul municipalities of Maltepe, Sariyer and Arnavutköy. Presenters and panelists include:

Yaşar Adanalı (Istanbul/ Stuttgart University), Asu Aksoy (Bilgi University), Can Altay (Istanbul), Alonso Ayala (Erasmus University Rotterdam/ IHS), Nathanaelle Baes-Cantillon, George Brugmans (International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam IABR), Ayfer Bartu Candan (Boğaziçi University), Erbatur Çavuşoğlu (Mimar Sinan University), Cem Çelik (Bilgi University), Forbes Davidson (Erasmus University Rotterdam/ IHS), Joachim Declerck (Berlage, Rotterdam), Zef Hemel (Amsterdam Municipality), Donald Hyslop (Tate Modern), Nedim Kemer (Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara), Biray Kolluoğlu (Boğaziçi University),Tansel Korkmaz (Bilgi University), Nergis Kural, Tuna Kuyucu (Boğaziçi University), Elke Louwers (Rotterdam Municipality), Philipp Misselwitz (Stuttgart University), Henk Ovink (Director of Spatial Planning, Dutch Ministry of Planning, The Hague), Nathalie Van Berkel (Rotterdam Municipality), Wouter Vanstiphout (Rotterdam), Murat Cemal Yalçıntan (Mimar Sinan University) and representatives of the Municipalities of Arnavutköy, Maltepe and Sarıyer as well as Başıbüyük Neighbourhood Association and Sarıyer Neighbourhoods Association Platform.

Curated by Philipp Misselwitz, Yaşar Adanalı and Zeynep Moralı.

Organised by DEPO Istanbul (Asena Günal, Osman Kavala, Zeynep Morali) in cooperation with Boğaziçi University, Istanbul Bilgi University and Mimar Sinan University in partnership with International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR), Rotterdam Municipality, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Stuttgart University as well as Maltepe Municipality, Sariyer Municipality, Arnavutköy Municipality, Sarıyer Neighborhood Associations Platform, Başıbüyük Neighborhood Association.

Coinciding with the exhibition “Open City Istanbul” at DEPO Istanbul (March 12 – May 9, 2010)

Made possible by:
Hollanda Kraliyeti İstanbul Başkonsolosluğu
International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR)
İstanbul 2010 Avrupa Kültür Başkenti
City of Rotterdam Art and Culture
University of Stuttgart Germany

Conference Program:
14:00 Opening and introduction of the participants
(Philipp Misselwitz & Yaşar Adanalı)
14:15 Presentation & Discussion 1: Başıbüyük
(Area / challenge / task / proposals / reflection)
15:15 Presentation & Discussion 2: Sarıyer
(Area / challenge / task / proposals / reflection)
16:15 Coffee Break
16:30 Presentation & Discussion 3: Arnavutköy
(Area / challenge / task / proposals / reflection)
17:30 Open Forum: 3 Sites / 3 Proposals
Moderator: Can Altay
18:30 Closing


11:00 - 17:00
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Depo İstanbul
DEPO / Tütün Deposu Lüleci Hendek Caddesi No.12 Tophane
İstanbul, 34425 Turkey
+90 (212) 292 39 56 - 57