Constructed Revolutions: Cinematic Representation of the Spaces of Politics-Ankara: Serdce Tureckii

2013-01-01
The intricate relationship between the cinematic representation of modernist ideologies and their spatial attributes is part of any political program and finds its concrete manifestation in Modern historiography. The new capital city of the Turkish Revolution renders a similar trajectory through which the city itself, Ankara, becomes almost an instrument of that ideological construction through the gaze of revolutionary cinema. However, what is most striking in this historical remaking is the intrusion of the third party, that of the Soviets of the 1920s. Playing a central role, the Soviets not only politically anchor into the Anatolian geography but also aid the ruling elite in their collective effort to fabricating an amnesic environment, all embedded in Modernist architecture and urbanism. Filmed and directed by Yutkevich himself, Turkiyenin Kallbi Ankara, in this respect, revisits half a century long debate on how representation and ideology coexists in urban space.

Suggestions

Urban streets and urban social sustainability: a case study on Bagdat street in Kadikoy, Istanbul
Lotfata, Aynaz; Ataöv Demirkan, Anlı (Informa UK Limited, 2020-09-01)
This paper focuses on the social function of historical public space in Turkey that has been transformed with rise of modernism. Before that, it functioned as a suburban recreational area. The increasing demand for urban lands has been led to its transformation and its function as an urban component. The historical pattern of urban space can be conserved to protect and strengthen social interactions as the key issue of urban social sustainability. With a focus on the urban design through literature review, ...
Displaced memories, or the architecture of forgetting and remembrance
Sargın, Güven Arif (SAGE Publications, 2004-10-01)
Under the political pressure of Turkey's Modernity Project Ankara's urban-planning processes and its monuments have always been utilized as significant tools of architectural displacement in the expedience of utopias, both socially and spatially. Urban-scale operations since the 1950s, a significant conservative breakthrough as a result of global liberalism and populism, however, have overwhelmed the secular state's organized forgetting, and have increasingly demobilized the capital city's modernist collect...
Cultural actors as agents of generating social co-presences within the place: Istanbul's contemporary art scene
KAHYA, GÜZİN YELİZ; Ataöv Demirkan, Anlı (Informa UK Limited, 2019-06-03)
This paper builds on the designation of cultural actors' actions as a decisive factor in the emergence of urban patterns of art-driven social co-presences in Istanbul. It contributes to the creative city debate from the perspective of community development by incorporating the contemporary arts into urban social space making efforts. Methodologically, the locations of art organizations in the contemporary arts scene of Istanbul are approached as an urban pattern of art driven social co-presences that result...
ON VARIETIES OF ARCHITECTURAL UTOPIANISM A CRITICAL READING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY UTOPIAN ARCHITECTURE
Güneri Söğüt, Gizem Deniz (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, 2019-01-01)
This text dwells on and manifests the methodological significance of utopianism for the practices of the urban, and specifically architecture, building upon the core definitions made by Ruth Levitas in delineating utopia as method. It surveys various manners of architectural utopianisms - but not architectural utopias themselves - in their broadest sense, to identify the main tendencies of this methodology throughout the twentieth century.
Historical contuinity: three modernist masters, their precedents and descendants
Mollazadeh, Aslı; Balamir, Aydan; Department of Architecture (2014)
The aim of this thesis is to uncover the relation between the concept of historical continuity and architectural modernism. Modernism in architecture has often been conceived as a movement that rejects history. The buildings of modernist masters have been seen alien to their environments and the cultural values of the society. Although there have been many studies disproving this widespread opinion, the continuing effects of modernist works on today's architectural environment haven't been fully understood....
Citation Formats
G. A. Sargın, “Constructed Revolutions: Cinematic Representation of the Spaces of Politics-Ankara: Serdce Tureckii,” ANTIPODE, pp. 140–160, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/43080.