Between September 15 and November 20, 2010, you will have the opportunity to experience “Istanbul 1910-2010: The City, Built Environment and Architectural Culture Exhibition,” a project which conveys the architectural and culture evolution of the city of Istanbul over a period of 100 years.
This project is on the economic, social and architectural evolution of
Istanbul. The City, Built Environment and Architectural Culture exhibition consists of a map based exhibit, drawings, models and visual communication tools, reflecting the rapid transformation of the city. In fact, Istanbul’s quickly burgeoning population from the
beginning of the last century to today, reflects how quickly this city has evolved. After this exhibit is finished, the materials and exhibits of the project will be donated to the Istanbul City Museum which is not yet created. However, plans for the Museum are in the works as a future project for Istanbul. This is an exhibit not to be missed by anyone interested in architecture and architectural culture and evolution of a city.
One of the driving motivations behind this project is an attempt to decode both alienation of the individual and the consequences of alienation in a city such as Istanbul.
A discussion platform will be held to discuss the future vision of Istanbul.
Photo courtesy of Istanbul2010.org