BECOMING ISTANBUL

Designed in a dictionary-like A-Z format, Becoming Istanbul was published in English and German in 2008, and in Turkish in 2009. Edited by Pelin Derviş, Bülent Tanju and Uğur Tanyeli. Published by Garanti Gallery, Istanbul, 2009.

Becoming Istanbul is a critical dictionary exploring the problematics of Istanbul. Made up of 152 entries focusing on transformations to the city, clichés used by observers to evaluate these transformations, and commonplace complaints and conditions, Becoming Istanbul invites the reader to question and critique popular discourses. This collection of original writings, seeking to examine Istanbul from different perspectives, has brought together a diverse selection of writers, including architects, musicians, urban planners, orchestral conductors, activists, sociologists, economists, film critics, authors, museum directors, geographers, reporters, anthropologists and historians.

Contributors: Özge Açıkkol, Meltem Ahıska, Ayşe Akalın, Cem Akaş, Senem Akçay, İpek Yada Akpınar, Deniz Aktan Küçük, Can Altay, Ersin Altın, Ayda Arel, Şükrü Aslan, Ulus Atayurt, Emre Ayvaz, Nalan Bahçekapılı, Aydan Balamir, İlkay Baliç, Işıl Baysan Serim, Gila Benmayor, Ayşen Ciravoğlu, Ayşe Çavdar, Ela Çil, Didem Danış, James Hakan Dedeoğlu, Osman Cenk Demiroğlu, Ahenk Dereli, Senem Deviren, Alan Duben, Sıla Durhan, Ayşe Erek, Namık Erkal, Orhan Esen, Süreyyya Evren, Faruk Göksu, Bengi Güldoğan, Hülya Hatipoğlu, Beyhan İslam, Tolga İslam, İsmet Elif Kılıç, Saitali Köknar, Gül Köksal, Şebnem Köşer Akçapar, Zeynep Kuban, Burçak Madran, Rinaldo Marmara, Zeynep Mennan, Kerem Öktem, Meriç Öner, Saadet Özen, Gökhan Özgün, Fatih Özgüven, Burçak Özlüdil, Arzu Öztürkmen, Kevin Robins, Yıldız Salman, Başak Sanaç Tanrıverdi, Ekin Sanaç, Nermin Saybaşılı, Zühre Sözeri, Alexis Şanal, Murat Şanal, Hakan Tüzün Şengün, Nora Şeni, Levent Şentürk, Pelin Tan, Tangör Tan, Bülent Tanju, Gülsün Tanyeli, Uğur Tanyeli, Peter Taylor, Yoshiko Tsuruta, Meltem Türköz, Bülent Usta, Funda Uz Sönmez, Evren Uzer, Kathrin Wildner, Hakkı Yırtıcı, Atilla Yücel, Cem Yücel, Emre Zeytinoğlu

Design Concept: Bülent Erkmen, BEK
Graphic Design: Burcu Kayalar
Translation: Nazım Dikbaş (English), Stefan Hibbeler (German)
To order online: Becoming Istanbul
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