[URBANTH-L]CFP: Istanbul Fragmented
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Fri Apr 15 12:43:05 EDT 2005
From: Ipek Akpinar <ipekakpinar at yahoo.co.uk>
Deadline for Abstracts: 23 MAY 2005
Workshop application deadline for students: 30 MAY 2005
Istanbul, 21 - 25 September 2005
Istanbul Technical University-Faculty of Architecture
ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED 2005 invites abstract and poster
The purpose of ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED '05 is to provide an experimental
discussion platform on urban representation for experts in the cultural
fields to compare a series of speculative recent approaches by the
young researchers from across the humanities and social sciences.
ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED '05 will be an opportunity to enhance
interdisciplinary ties between those in the academic world exploring
ideas of city, and those practitioners and organizations focused on
The theme of the city fragmented places emphasis on urban design models
and ideals, contrasting with the diversity of cities and urban
situations. In this context, ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED '05 is a platform in
conceiving the city as a place for the intersection of historical and
cultural identities, and in representing the city through the media of
photography in particular as well as literature, art, film and performance.
ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED '05 coincides with the 9th International Istanbul
Biennale between 16 September- 30 October 2005, co-curated by Charles
Esche and Vasif Kortun. The title of the Biennale is "Istanbul"
refferring both to the real urban location and the imaginative charge
that this city represents for the world.
Combining a symposium in the format of round table discussions and a
series of workshops in the field of urban-architecture-landscape-art,
the organizers have sought to develop a programme that will look beyond
the familiar images of cities and focus rather on the past-today-future
of the city with a challenging approach.
The Conference will address the following sub-themes:
1. Representation of Istanbul by a foreigner: the Past
Moderator: Vasif Kortun
The role of visual and textual documentation of the local by a
foreigner, exploration the power of urban representation via
photography in particular.
Ottoman Istanbul - critique of orientalism effects of urban photography
in the making of propaganda
Travellers and photography: (re)reading Istanbul after the photographs
of foreigners, James Robertson in particular:
2. Urban Representation:Today
Moderator: Arda Inceoglu
Representation of "the real" in the city
Representation of the "distortion" in Istanbul and in
other cities: the loss of the real
Representation & art
Photography as art
3. Speculative projections for the urban future:
Istanbul and the city in general
Moderator: Arzu Erdem
Representation of urban experience
Representation of every day life
Hybrid identities/ hybrid formations
The conference schedule will be enhanced by a program
of workshops and exhibitions.
The workshop ateliers are organised by guest professional from various
disciplines for international students from departments of
architecture-landscape architecture- urban design-art-cultural studies.
The competition of an international competition of urban photography
will be exhibited, and the awards will be given during the conference.
Conference proceedings and presentations will be in
We welcome submissions in two categories: papers and
Those interested in presenting a paper should send an
extended abstract of 600 to max 750 words, plus a
resume of 300 words, including a list of relevant
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by two members of the scientific
committee. Each session of the conference focuses on the discussion of
a pre-circulated paper. A keynote lecture will be delivered in the
beginning of each round table discussion. Presentation of the papers
will be 15 minutes in length for 4 person panels.
The format of the poster will be A4, and should be sent as a jpeg
format. Accepted ones will be published in the conference proceedings
and will be presented. The exhibition of accepted ones will be in A2
hard copies, and will be brought by the participant.
23 MAY: DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS
30 MAY: WORKSHOP APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS
01 JULY: ACCEPTANCE NOTICE for abstracts
01 SEPTEMBER: SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS and POSTERS
21 25 SEPTEMBER 2005 SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOP &
Accepted abstracts and posters will be published in conference
proceedings, and distributed to conference attendees.
Presented contributions and the results of the workshops will be
published in the edited post-conference book.
REGISTRATION FEE: 275 euro (includes opening and
closing dinners; café-breaks; documents; city tour;
POSTER FEE : 130 euro (includes opening and closing
dinners; café-breaks; documents; city tour; biennalle
WORKSHOP FEE FOR STUDENTS: 100 euro (includes
accommodation; opening and closing dinners;
café-breaks; documents; city tour; biennalle entry)
For up-to-date information on the conference, please
visit the conference web site regularly at:
All submissions and queries should be emailed to:
if2005 at itu.edu.tr
Looking forward seeing you in Ýstanbul
ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED 2005
Istanbul Technical University
Faculty of Architecture
phone: 90 212 293 13 00 (23 43)
fax: 90 212 251 48 95
akpinari at itu.edu.tr
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