City planners and academics say the 2009 environmental plan for Istanbul will have a negative effect on the city by opening up many previously protected areas to development. Contradictions in the municipality’s plans are also exemplified by the decision to build a third bridge over the Bosphorus, the experts say at an Istanbul symposium
Italian artistic genius Leonardo Da Vinci’s dream of building a bridge over the Golden Horn is coming true 500 years later. An architecture firm planning a version of the bridge over the Istanbul waterway is set to begin construction this year, while a US composer’s opera based on the idea premieres in Turkey during the 2010-11 season
Performances by internationally acclaimed artists and bands will enliven Istanbul stages this summer. Grammy Award-winning folk musician Cesaria Evora, legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, Italian singer Eros Ramazzotti, Irish rock band The Cranberries and R&B artist Rihanna are just some of the names that will greet Turkish audiences before the end of the season
La population de l?immense métropole d?Istanbul est composite. Des millions de muhacir ? des musulmans chassés des anciennes provinces de l?Empire ottoman devenues indépendantes ? s?y sont installés au cours du dernier siècle et demi. En provenance des Balkans, ce flot d?immigration s?est poursuivi jusqu?à ces dernières années. Rencontres avec des Bosniaques d?Istanbul.
Ces dernières années, le nombre de galeries d?art a explosé à Istanbul. La ville en compte aujourd?hui plus de trois cents, principalement regroupées dans les quartiers de Galata, situé au nord de la Corne d?Or et de Cukurcuma et, un peu plus au sud, vers le Musée moderne.
Que serait la vie dans l?Europe unie sans cette mégalopole si intimement liée à son histoire et qui est, en 2010, la capitale continentale de la culture ?
polis: Urban Transformations in Istanbul for Whom? By Melissa Garcia Lamarca
Yet it seems these days that the transformations underway in Istanbul are moving at an exceptionally quick pace. Depicted by an extremely rich and long history, this city at the intersection of east and west is also finding itself at
Arter, Istanbul?s newest contemporary art center, opened on May 8 in central Beyoğlu at a venue for artists to present their creative works. Arter?s opening exhibition, ‘Starter,’ is displaying pieces from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, including more than 160 works by 87 contemporary artists from Turkey and around the world
The debate over the third Bosphorus bridge project triggers divided reactions among academics, politicians and communities throughout Istanbul. Urban development experts insist the project could push the metropolis over the edge and send it sprawling into forested areas that house the city’s water supply and lead to irreversible social and environmental consequences