ISSSresearch EXPOSES RESEARCH ON ISTANBUL IN THE EXHIBITION HANDS ON URBANISM AT THE ARCHITEKTURZENTRUM WIEN
“Sarigöl. An Istanbul Gecekondu at the Center of an Urban Crises”, which is part of the URBAN FOAM research project by ISSSresearch, is featured as one of the cases from all over the world presented in the exhibition “Hands-on Urbanism. 1850 – 2012” curated by Elke Krasny in the AZW – Architekturzentrum Wien in Vienna in March 2012.
“Hands-on urbanism, bottom-up urbanism, and irregular urbanization are not the exception to the rule – they are the driving forces behind the evolution of cities and often behind changes in urban policy. From the onset of industrialization, first in Europe and North America and then in the Southern hemisphere, to today’s neoliberal, developer-driven global city, the history of urban development unfolds as a sequence of critical situations. Gardening and informal settling are indicative of these crises. Taking root from below, these self-organized, self-help practices are dynamic and inspiring agencies of change.” – Elke Krasny
This research is also featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale “Common Ground”, directed by David Chipperfield, from 29th of August till 25th of November 2012.
More photos: http://esel.at/s/72157629224770094
ISSSresearch PUBLISHES RESEARCH ON ISTANBUL IN THE CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION HANDS ON URBANISM AT THE ARCHITEKTURZENTRUM WIEN
– “Sarigöl- Ein Gecekondu in Istanbul im Brennpunkt urbaner Krisen.” im Katalog zur Ausstellung „Hands-On Urbanism 1850 – 2012. Vom Recht auf Grün” im AZW (Elke Krasny Hrsg.), Tunia+Kant Verlag, Wien, 2012.