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The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial / Are We Human?

  The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial (22 October – 20 November 2016), organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley, is titled “ARE WE HUMAN? : The Design of the Species: 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000[…]

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Haliç, a motley district

Phanar Greek Orthodox Lycee

It’s an introduction to a cultural mosaic of İstanbul. Our district is Haliç aka The Golden Horn. A motley district to the bone. Even though it’s in the heart of the city, most of the locals are not even aware of its existence. It’s a shame, I know! Of course[…]

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34 Auto Maintenance Centre

Baba Zula 34 Auto Maintenance Centre

They originated from İstanbul in 1996, a unique group I have to say. Even though they are classified as Turkish Psychedelic music I have always seen, accepted and cherished them as the music ambassadors of İstanbul. Hence concomitant of Anatolia rhythms and tonality.  Dwelling into the culture, backstreets, music halls[…]

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I miss those times

Before moving to foreign lands I recall living in Kadıköy, known in the ancient times as Chalkedon, a small cosmopolit maritime town. I lived in a four storey wooden building where when you moved the wood creaked behind you. I had certain spots where I loved the sound that specific[…]

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