Talk: Shirine Hamadeh
The Public Life of Ottoman Fountains

Salt Galata

November 22, 2017 19.00

Salihasultan Saliha Sultan Çeşmesi, Azapkapı, İstanbul
SALT Araştırma, Ali Saim Ülgen Arşivi
Saliha Sultan Fountain, Azapkapı, Istanbul
SALT Research, Ali Saim Ülgen Archive
SALT Galata, Workshop II-III

In the midst of the dense urbanized fabric of Istanbul, Ottoman fountains retain visual power as urban landmarks. Associate Professor in the Department of Archeology and History of Art at Koç University, Shirine Hamadeh will explore the emergence of fountains as landscape monuments in the Ottoman capital. Her talk will navigate their rise into fashionable objects of patronage, and their role as ultimate venues for artistic experimentation.

Organized in parallel to Commissioners’ Exhibition at SALT Galata, the talk will be held in English. Included in the exhibition, Map of Women Patrons’ Structures in Ottoman Istanbul is on view until November 26 on floor -1.

Shirine Hamadeh is the author of The City’s Pleasures: Istanbul in the Eighteenth Century (Seattle & London: University of Washington Press, 2007), which was published in Turkish by İletişim Publishing, Istanbul in 2010. She is currently working on a book titled Istanbul, City of Bachelors: An Urban History From Below, and also co-editing the Brill Companion Series volume on Early Modern Istanbul.