Assessing Ankara Metropolitan Municipality‘s public art approach in ankara since the mid-1990s

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2012
Yalçınkaya, Özlem
Public spaces play essential roles in urban life for the city, the public and individuals, by setting strong relations between urban space and social and cultural values. Public spaces and their essential components have multi-dimensional impacts on people. Public art, as a constituent of public space, includes a wide range of artworks, activities and outcomes, contributing to the significance of the places in a variety of ways. However, each culture, country and city, has diverse policies and outcomes of public art based on different perspectives. Focusing on the public art policies in Ankara over the last two decades, this thesis seeks to examine how far the recent policies have contributed to the city. By carrying out in-depth investigation on the public art work interventions and policies of the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, the thesis assesses the multi-dimensional contributions of these policies and interventions. It seeks to discuss how far the public artwork policies of localities are crucial for creating genuine public spaces of cities.

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Ö. Yalçınkaya, “Assessing Ankara Metropolitan Municipality‘s public art approach in ankara since the mid-1990s,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.