Spatio-temporal structuration of art and cultural events mediated urban experience in Beyoğlu

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2015
Kahya, Güzin Yeliz
Over last 15 years, range of cultural events responding varied kinds of transculturally shaped and shared interests have embedded in the use of urban space in Beyoğlu, Istanbul. Locations of them have constituted dynamic self-organized clustering patterns in the vicinity of Istiklal Avenue. As bringing a focus on transpatially structured, cultural events mediated encounters and coexistences, the thesis simultaneously deals with spatial structuration of the cultural events through situating particular locations. To address this challenge, this thesis brings up an argument concerning that rise of cultural events mediated encounters and coexistences restructures temporal dimension of cultural event-mediated urban experiences in Istanbul with empowering social exclusion mechanisms against another argument, saying that, the temporal order afforded by the open space network of Beyoğlu might carry potentialities to act as a spatial mixer through organizing flow of movement, and thus, hinder these exclusive mechanisms operate to some extent. Developing the idea of open space network’s causative role on encounters and coexistences, the thesis addresses to the locations of 141 events which is handled as a pattern of events semantically in relation to each other and also their local environments through their locations. In this sense, the thesis suggests that the open space network of Beyoğlu acts as a potential mixer of audiences, and a potential generator of new patterns of encounters and coexistences; it does not merely express the dynamics of the culture and art scenes of the global and local cultural networks, but potentially affects, enriches or transforms these dynamics.

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G. Y. Kahya, “Spatio-temporal structuration of art and cultural events mediated urban experience in Beyoğlu,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2015.