The Transformation of gecekondu phenomenon via visual and spatial narratives

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2017
Özalp, Öncü
This thesis aims narrating the transformation of gecekondu phenomenon from use to exchange value via visual and spatial narratives by starting from the 1940s to the first half of the 1980s in Turkey. While the concentration of important breaks and ruptures during this transformation process are evaluated through discussions on use value of space and representations indicating visual narratives of successive spatial changes of gecekondu in its commodification process, the spatial qualities it possesses are examined through spatial narratives developed upon its flexibility. Through reconsidering the spatial model, this study also becomes the substratum by providing the main guidelines for the gecekondu museum proposal. In other words, the evaluation of the spatial narrative developed throughout this thesis becomes an intense impetus for the remembrance of the phenomenon with the premises of enduring relations.