Urbanization of Istanbul

NON-SPACE: The Collapse of the City as Commodity

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Turkey’s second biggest income comes from construction industry which has been booming especially since the 1999 earthquake that reminded Turkish people about the dangers of natural disasters.

So what does ruling class do about that? Urbanization of Istanbul is a special documentary that is all about answering that very questions.

What they always do: manipulate and destroy. However, it’s called urban transformation by the Turkish government. And my girlfriend calls it ‘gentrification’.

 

This special video (Urbanization of Istanbul) comes from the young director İmre Azem

 

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