The Role of Mimarlar Odasi and Mülkiyeliler Birliği in the formation of a public place: Yüksel-Konur intersection, 1960s-1980s

Avcı, Nihan
This thesis aims to examine the transformation of Yüksel Street-Konur Street intersection from a residential area into a public place by the effects of Mimarlar Odası (Chamber of Architects of Turkey) and Mülkiyeliler Birliği (Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences Alumni Association) as two important civil society institutions located there. In the second half of the twentieth century, Ankara witnessed the unplanned development and deterioration of urban environment as a result of dramatic economic, social and political transformations and rapid urbanization. On the other hand, this situation, together with the democratic and liberal environment of the 1960s, also paved the way for the diversification of public sphere and publicness of new actors as societal opposition. The identities of Mimarlar Odası and Mülkiyeliler Birliği that moved to the study area of the thesis in the 1960s also transformed within the social, political and economic context of the country from the 1960s to the 1980s, and they became important institutions organizing the civil society. These institutions also changed the identity of the area by organizing new social relations and daily life practices. Therefore, this thesis investigates how Yüksel Street-Konur Street intersection transformed spatially and functionally, and was consequently reproduced socially in the period between the 1960s and the 1980s in relation to the contemporary public sphere created by the civil society.


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Citation Formats
N. Avcı, “The Role of Mimarlar Odasi and Mülkiyeliler Birliği in the formation of a public place: Yüksel-Konur intersection, 1960s-1980s,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2018.