Nevzat Oğuz Özer (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University), Ilgın Avcı (CAA Studio) and Heval Zeliha Yüksel (HVL Studio)
17 Nov 16:00 - 18:00
This week, the NIT Urban Heritage Lab is hosting two lectures that delve into the urban archaeological heritage of Istanbul. Nevzat Oğuz Özer (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) will share insights into the Saraçhane Archaeological Park, shedding light on intervention plans, aims, and challenges. Following this, Ilgın Avcı (CAA Studio) and Heval Zeliha Yüksel (HVL Studio) will shift focus to the Theodosius Harbour Archaeological Site, offering a comprehensive understanding of their project. Both lectures aim to provide a thoughtful exploration of the historical significance, addressing the practical aspects of intervention plans and the complexities involved in preserving Istanbul's urban archaeological sites. A. Güliz Bilgin Altınöz (METU) will moderate the discussions following the lectures.
Date: 17 November 2023, Friday
Time: 4 pm - 6 pm (Istanbul time)
The event will be online. No registration is necessary. Please follow the link below to join the webinar. The session will be in Turkish, Turkish to English simultaneous translation will be provided.
Meeting link: Go here
Meeting ID: 821 9749 7781
NIT Urban Heritage Lab is an initiative of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey that investigates the role of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in achieving inclusive, circular, and sustainable cities. The third edition of the Urban Heritage Lab Autumn Course is organized by the Netherlands Institute in Turkey (NIT), in collaboration with Middle East Technical University (METU), Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), LDE Centre for Global Heritage and Development, and with the support of the Netherlands Consulate-General in Istanbul.
The course will spotlight archaeological heritage in urban contexts and explore a series of topical issues, including: How can archaeological heritage in urban settings contribute to presenting the stories of a city and its inhabitants? Given the nature of archaeological remains (often underfoot, fragmented, limited to small exposures, disconnected from present-day communities, obstructing rather than enabling present-day urban movement), what are the specific challenges of archaeological heritage in this respect? What are the best strategies for preservation, display and public engagement? Can archaeological heritage be a driver for sustainable urban development in a time of climate crisis?
Between November 3 and December 15, NIT offers a series of public webinars on Archaeological Heritage and Liveable Cities from academics and professionals every Friday. Follow NIT’s social media and announcements to receive the Zoom links for these weekly meetings.