“Orhan Pamuk and the onslaught of urbanisation” Istanbul news roundup….

Lost in Istanbul: Orhan Pamuk and the onslaught of urbanisation
The National
“Can you tell me where Istanbul ends, and the rural begins?” Cihan Uzuncarsili Baysal, a housing rights activist and Bilgi University law professor asks during a recent talk on urbanisation at Kadir Has University that overlooks the Golden Horn on
Hagia Sophia at Ground Zero

contribution by Benjamin Anderson


Istanbul games convention wants 100000 visitors

Another major European gaming expo will take place next year – this time based in Turkey. Gaming Istanbul will be organised by GL Events and takes

New ferries pose threat to historic fabric and authenticity ofIstanbul

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has silently commissioned three new ferries, but they have been criticized, mostly because they clash with the

Fotoİstanbul photography festival counting down to 2nd edition

A well-known photograph by Ara Güler, taken in İstanbul. The Second FotoİstanbulBeşiktaş International Festival of Photography will dedicate a

Aboriginal artists strike a raw chord at Istanbul Biennial

Established in 1987, the Istanbul Biennial ranks in the ten original exhibitions that developed this particular visual art format, what has become a kind

‘Little Prince’ books in Istanbul

Fans of one of the best known novels in the world, Antoine de Saint Exupery’s “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince), will have a chance to engage with the book in a new exhibition in Istanbul.
Organized by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, this sprawling international exhibition in Turkey blurs the borders among art, history and science.

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