Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

20 Nov 17:00

Workshop “Cosmopolitan” Beyoğlu and Its Diversity in Historical Context

NIT, Istanbul, Turkey

20 Nov 17:00 - 20:00

Image: Greek Consulate, Cercle d'Orient, and Demirören shopping mall on Istiklal Street, photo by Enno Maessen

This event, the fourth of the "Meetings on Diversity and the Livable City" series co-organized by the NIT and the Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul, will concentrate on the changing patterns of diversity that have characterized Beyoğlu/ Pera since the 19th century through contemporary times. It will address the varying experiences, social conflicts, and representations with regards to the socio-economic and cultural forms of diversity in the district, which has long been associated with "cosmopolitanism" within the cultural imagination of Turkish upper classes and the international academia. 


17:00 - 17:10: Opening

17:10 - 17:40: K. Mehmet Kentel (Istanbul Research Institute)
"Days of cosmopolitan future past: Rethinking Pera’s 19th-century through material infrastructures"

17:40 - 18:10: Enno Maessen (University of Amsterdam)
"Beyoğlu’s continuities and discontinuities reconsidered in the period of 1950 – 1990"

18:10 - 18:30: Coffee break

18:30 - 19:00: Mine Eder (Boğaziçi University)
"Rethinking cosmopolitanism and spatial justice: Demands, cries and whispers from Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighborhood"

19:00 - 19:30: Discussant remarks by Edhem Eldem (Boğaziçi University & Collège de France)

19:30 - 20:00: Discussion