Emek Cinema and Contesting Istanbul's Urban Development

E 342 | In this episode, we discuss the history of Beyoğlu's Emek Cinema from its construction in 1884 to its 2013 destruction, which sparked major opposition among Turkish intellectuals, writers, researchers, members of the film industry, and lovers of cinema and of Beyoğlu, many of whom fought to keep this piece of Istanbul's cultural and architectural heritage. Through a wide-ranging discussion with architects and historians, this episode shows how the history of one building can speak to trajectories of urban development, violence, and transformation in Istanbul from Ottoman times until today. See more at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/01/emek-cinema.html Seda Kula Say received her PhD degree from Istanbul Technical University at the department of Architectural History. Currently she teaches at Gebze Technical University at the faculty of architecture. Her research interests include Ottoman architecture, Ecole des Beaux Arts and eclecticism, and 19th century Ottoman cities. Selcen Coşkun graduated with a bachelors' degree in Architecture from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, where she received her PhD degree in the Heritage Conservation. During 2014-2015 she was a post-doctoral visitor at the University of York in UK. Since 2006 she teaches Heritage Conservation to architecture students at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Lorans Tanatar Baruh is currently working as Associate Director of Research and Programs at SALT. Her interest areas include late Ottoman economic, social and urban history, History of Istanbul, Eastern Mediterranean port cities, archives and digitisation. CREDITS Episode No. 342 Release Date: 23 January 2018 Recording Location: SALT Galata, Istanbul Audio editing by Matthew Ghazarian Music: Katibim (Uskudar'a Gider iken) - Safiye Ayla, Harmandali-Recep Efendi, Cemal Efendi Images and Bibliography available at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/01/emek-cinema.html


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