city+CONNECTIONS….a selection of intimate and long-range views from outside and within this ‘hinge’ city. Historical perspectives. Up-to-the-minute impressions.
Guest curators: Links in art, architecture, design and urban planning by Gökhan Karakuş, a Turk raised in New York. Cuisine and music links by Rose Deniz, an American settled in Turkey.
This expat+HAREM series covered by Hürriyet Daily News
+ THE WORLD: Global Perspectives for an American audience (from BBC World Service, PRI & WGBH)
Longtime former Istanbul resident Vincent Czyz reviews the scholarly book American Writers in Istanbul: Melville, Twain, Hemingway, Dos Passos, Bowles, Algren, and Baldwin.
The duo of Chris Ludlow and Carolyn Thériault create an Istanbul gallery of opposing images. Republic. Empire. Secular. Religious.
+ Sıtkı Kösemen
Quirky portraits, street scenes and saturated beauty shots in Postcards from Pera, I Pera, Topkapı by this Izmir-born architect and videographer.
+ National Geographic Traveler’s PLACES OF A LIFETIME by Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gökmen
From the heart of Istanbul’s young cultural center to its historic district, a swift walking route suggested by Hugh Pope, author of Sons of the Conquerors, Turkey Unveiled and Dining with Al Qaeda.
Report from the Urban Age Conference in Istanbul. Organized by the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society to discuss the future of this unique metropolis, “a ‘hinge city’ for 4,000 years and today revinventing itself because its connections transcend the Mediterranean.”
Hip Autoban design duo of Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Cağlar talk about drawing creative inspiration from the city’s incomplete nature. Video was part of Istanbul’s nomination as Best City in the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2010.
Istanbul’s Laleli district is home and marketplace to immigrants from all over the former Soviet Union.
In this stirring music video Doğa İçin Çal (‘playing for nature’), heartfelt voices of Turkish youth transcend language.
American artist Mike Berg has been living in Istanbul for almost a decade. His 2010 show in Beyoğlu HEAVY METAL, large rusted steel sculptures and wall hangings, are abstractions of architecture and Islamic decorative arts.
+Istanbul Culinary Institute
Cultural historian Marianna Yerasimos unravels Evliya Çelebi’s 17th century travelogue Seyahatname during an 8-part lecture series at the Istanbul Culinary Institute.