Çetinel Ak, Meltem
The objective of this study is to gain insights into how houses were depicted, understood, and interpreted by the society. It is worth noting that public opinion about housing, including those who could not afford certain types of houses, is often overlooked in existing literature. Understanding how the society perceives and criticizes the built environment requires interdisciplinary research. To address this gap, it is necessary to analyze sources beyond traditional architectural documents such as cartoons as popular medium. Cartoons are media products that accompany the reality of the period in which they were produced and presented. Taking all these advantages and potentials of popular media and humor in the specific case of cartoons into consideration, this study focuses on the representation of housing in Turkey from the 1950s to the mid-1980s in cartoons as popular media. By examining these popular representations of housing, the study seeks to understand how housing was portrayed to the public by cartoonists and the press, and thus how it was perceived by the society. When analyzing the housing-related cartoons published in selected newspapers and magazines during the mid-twentieth century, the critical nature of the cartoons, emphasized throughout the study, allowed for the unveiling of the problematic aspects of housing in Turkey.
Citation Formats
M. Çetinel Ak, “MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY HOUSING IN TURKEY: THE CRITICAL ANALYSIS IN CARTOONS,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2023.