new publication

A small typology of parliamentary seating arrangements

The Istanbul That Might Have Been, and Might Still Be

Noam Chomsky’s lecture in Istanbul

Neil Smith (1954-2012)

Seven of Neil’ Smith’s papers have been made available open access by Pion as a small tribute to Neil. They give a good sense of the quality and breadth of his work. You can access the papers, and a brief tribute notice to appear the next issue of Society and Space, here –

A translated article (in Turkish)

Interview with David Harvey

Interview with David Harvey on urban issues in the district of Tarlabasi Istanbul, recently gentrified neighborhood.

Reflections on Leningrad

A photograhy exhibition available in Helsinki  till September 1st

Berlin turns 775

A giant map of Berlin has been prepared to celebrate the city’s 775th birthday. The map will be placed over Museum Island and open to visitors on August 25th.

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Istanbul: Candidate City for Summer Olympics 2020

Is hosting Olympics unquestionably beneficial urban strategy? Here are two brilliant articles to reconsider