Call for symposium : « ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED » Istanbul, 21 - 25 September 2005. Deadline for abstracts: 23 MAY 2005. Workshop application deadline for students : 30 MAY 2005.
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ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED 2005 invites abstract and poster proposals.
The purpose of ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED ?05 is to provide an experimental discussion platform on urban representation for experts in the cultural fields to compare
a series of speculative recent approaches by the young researchers from across
the humanities and social sciences. ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED ?05 will be an
opportunity to enhance interdisciplinary ties between those in the academic
world exploring ideas of city, and those practitioners and organizations
focused on urban works.
The theme of the city fragmented places emphasis on urban design models and
ideals, contrasting with the diversity of cities and urban situations. In this
context, ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED ?05 is a platform in conceiving the city as a
place for the intersection of historical and cultural identities, and in
representing the city through the media of photography in particular as well as
literature, art, film and performance.
ISTANBUL FRAGMENTED ?05 coincides with the 9th International Istanbul Biennale between 16 September- 30 October 2005, co-curated by Charles Esche and Vasif Kortun. The title of the Biennale is ?Istanbul? refferring both to the real urban location and the imaginative charge that this city represents for the world.
Combining a symposium in the format of round table discussions and a series of
wokshops in the field of urban-architecture-landscape-art, the organizers have
sought to develop a programme that will look beyond the familiar images of
cities and focus rather on the past-today-future of the city with a challenging
The Conference will address the following sub-themes:
1. representation of Istanbul by a foreigner : the past
moderator: Vasif Kortun
the role of visual and textual documentation of the local by a foreigner,
exploration the power of urban representation via photography in particular.
Ottoman Istanbul - critique of orientalism
effects of urban photography in the making of propaganda
travellers and photography
(re)reading Istanbul after the photographs of foreigners, James Robertson in
2. urban representation : today
moderator: Arda Inceoglu
representation of ?the real? in the city
representation of the ?distortion? in Istanbul and in other cities: the loss of
the real representation & art
photography as art
3. speculative projections for the urban future: Istanbul and the city in
moderator: Arzu Erdem
representation of urban experience
representation of every day life
hybrid identities/ hybrid formations
The conference schedule will be enhanced by a program of workshops and
The workshop ateliers are organised by guest professional from various
disciplines for international students from departments of
architecture-landscape architecture- urban design-art-cultural studies.
The competition of an international competition of urban photography will be
exhibited, and the awards will be given during the conference.
Conference proceedings and presentations will be in English.
We welcome submissions in two categories: papers and posters
Those interested in presenting a paper should send an extended abstract of 600
to max 750 words, plus a resume of 300 words, including a list of relevant
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by two members of the scientific
Each session of the conference focuses on the discussion of a pre-circulated
A keynote lecture will be delivered in the beginning of each round table
Presentation of the papers will be 15 minutes in length for 4 person panels.
The format of the poster will be A4, and should be sent as a jpeg format.
Accepted ones will be published in the conference proceedings and will be
The exhibition of accepted ones will be in A2 hard copies, and will be brought
by the participant.
23 MAY DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS
30 MAY WORKSHOP APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS
01 JULY ACCEPTANCE NOTICE for abstracts
01 SEPTEMBER SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPERS and POSTERS
21 ? 25 SEPTEMBER 2005 SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOP & EXHIBITIONS
Accepted abstracts and posters will be published in conference proceedings, and
distributed to conference attendees.
Presented contributions and the results of the workshops will be published in
the edited post-conference book.
REGISTRATION FEE : 275 euro (includes opening and closing dinners;
café-breaks; documents; city tour; biennale entry)
POSTER FEE : 130 euro (includes opening and closing dinners; café-breaks;
documents; city tour; biennalle entry)
WORKSHOP FEE FOR STUDENTS: 100 euro (includes accommodation; opening and closing
dinners; café-breaks; documents; city
tour; biennalle entry)
For up-to-date information on the conference, please visit the conference web
site regularly at:
istanbul technical university - faculty of architecture.