Culture on the Map

The public space we see in Gezi Park


Once more, triggered by a people’s revolt, we discuss public space. What is it, how is it build, manipulated, designed, questioned. Public space materialized in the street, in the need to reclaim politics as belonging to us all. The recurrence of the word polis. 

With the recent events in Turkey, and specifically in Istanbul with Gezi Park, it was no different. 

Here are some links to articles using the recent example of this park, or that directly reflect through it, for a larger discussion on what is it, after all, this we call “public space”. 

The articles are all in english




Society of Architectural Historians

Pelin Tan “The practice of Urban Citizenship”

Pelin Tan for Domus magazine