Spaces of an escapist utopia: an inquiry into the Yeşil Yurt dream of Servet-i Fünun

Kurpınar, Gönenç
Throughout the history, humankind has created many utopias and has used the utopian vision to build the physical environment, govern the social life or just escape from the existing reality. In order to elaborate discussions on utopias, this thesis is focused on Yeşil Yurt which was created in the late 19th century by literary and architectural tools that later turned into a single realized building. Discussing Yeşil Yurt’s interaction with architecture, literary spaces and utopianism, various architects’, sociologists', political scientists’, writers’ and philosophers’ thoughts and their utopian creations are analysed and then synthesized to create a framework. This framework will enable Yeşil Yurt, which is mainly a utopia of escape within the literary space of the Turkish intellectuals, to be studied in the general scope of utopianism and architecture.


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Citation Formats
G. Kurpınar, “Spaces of an escapist utopia: an inquiry into the Yeşil Yurt dream of Servet-i Fünun,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2020.