Mapping the spatial ideologies: the case of Hekimhan mining settlement, Malatya

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2019
Evirgen, Nihal
This thesis follows the spatial traces of iron mining in Hekimhan district of Malatya, aiming to make its dialectical relationship to the history of political-economy of Turkey and ideological framework visible. Within this scope, it examines how the iron and steel industry has been linked to political-economic relations throughout the history of the Republic and approaches ideological superstructure elements regarding their reflections on space. By focusing on social facilities of the Hekimhan Mining Institutions, it seeks the results of the establishment process corresponding to the neoliberal transformation processes taking place after 1980. While trying to reveal complex relations implicit in the case study area, it aims to visualize the overlapping of the space with its socio-political background through conceptual mapping. By doing this, the study examines the potential of mapping to associate the physical with the conceptual and ultimately, aims to open up new discussions about the collective production process and the limits of the production of space through the current state of the case studies area.

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N. Evirgen, “Mapping the spatial ideologies: the case of Hekimhan mining settlement, Malatya,” Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences. Architecture., Middle East Technical University, 2019.