Reading the City from Galata

Salt Galata

High school groups are invited to join “Reading the City from Galata” workshop sessions at SALT Galata, targeted to examine the urban spatial formation and development process and to initiate a dialogue about the urban cultural identity through the lens of Galata. Conducted by SALT Interpretation, these workshops aim to construct a research-based and discursive environment for high school students through the examination of sociocultural strata, architectural structure and economic dynamics of Galata.

The workshops have three stages: during the first stage participating students watch a short informative presentation on the historical development of Galata- one of İstanbul’s important centers; the formation of Karaköy Square; the role of the neighborhood in the city’s economy; the expropriation and urban renewal projects from the first half of the 20th century to today. During the second stage, after a consideration of various readings on the district, the key points are determined on a map and students take a tour of the public buildings, residential apartments and Hans around Bankalar Caddesi. At the final stage, participating groups create their own projects focusing on the changing social, architectural or economic structure of Galata over a period of three months. In order to establish more sustainable and mutually valuable relationships among high schools, all participating groups are invited to present and discuss their projects at SALT Galata on the same day.

“Reading the City from Galata” workshops will be held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters in the academic year of 2012-2013. Each workshop will be limited to 10 participants.

For more information or reservation:
(0212) 334 22 31