istanbul transurbanism



Architekturfakultät der Bilgi Universität, Istanbul

Februar 2010

This transdisciplinary workshop looks at urban space as a dynamic process of spatial constructions, materialized in physical sites, reflected in social interactions, imageries, and narratives. The workshop combines inputs of theory with practical exercises. In the lectures examples of Kathrin Wildner´s research projects on public urban space in Mexico City, Hamburg, and Istanbul are presentetd and discussed. In the exercises participants learn about qualitative ethnographic methods (observations, mappings, soundscapes, etc.), which they will apply to their individual fieldwork projects. The workshop closes with a presentation and discussion on experiences and results.