Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies

Perceived and Conceived Space

  • When Jan 27, 2020 from 06:00 to 08:00
  • Where Universitätsstraße 3b; 10117 Berlin; R002
  • Attendees Dr. Tuba Cekic, Humboldtuniversität Berlin (Chair) Prof. Talja Blokland, Humboldtuniversität Berlin
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Title: Perceived and Conceived Space: Ambiguity and insecurity in urban tranformation in informal settlements

Speaker: Dr. Tuba Cekic, HU Berlin

(Abstract below)

The Think and Drink Series is presented by the Georg-Simmel-Center for Metropolitan Studies @ HU Berlin
-> on Mondays 6pm ct Room 002 (Ground Floor)
-> Universitätsstraße 3b / 10117 Berlin
-> Free & open to anyone interested in Urban Sociology, no prior registration needed
-> Talks and discussions take place in English language (with few exceptions)

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The speech will focus on the apathetic engagement behavior of the larger part of the population in an informal neighborhood in Istanbul in reference to the institutional environment of urban development. By telling the story of Okmeydanı, institutional ambiguities, and the associated uncertainties concerning the residents’ rights to land in that specific informal neighborhood will be presented. Contextual characteristic of public participation and civic engagement to an urban regeneration project in an informal settlement is significantly affected by the prevailing conditions of the land tenure system and governments’ past and present attitudes in urban issues, as well as citizens’ trust in institutions.