“Cosmopolitan” Beyoğlu and Its Diversity in Historical Context

Netherlands Institute in Turkey (Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü - NIT)

Tarih : 20-11-2019 17:00 - 20-11-2019 20:00

This workshop, 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. 

* K. Mehmet Kentel (Istanbul Research Institute)
"Days of cosmopolitan future past: Rethinking Pera’s 19th-century through material infrastructures"
* Enno Maessen (University of Amsterdam)
"Beyoğlu’s continuities and discontinuities reconsidered in the period of 1950 – 1990"
* Mine Eder (Boğaziçi University)
"Rethinking cosmopolitanism and spatial justice: Demands, cries and whispers from Istanbul’s Beyoğlu neighborhood"
* Edhem Eldem (Boğaziçi University & Collège de France)

The event will take place in the ANAMED auditorium. No registration is required. The event language will be English. Please follow the link for more information on the event.