Posts Tagged ‘taksim’
Istanbul the night before the second anniversary of the Gezi protests
Taksim Square and Gezi Park, in addition to numerous other roads and streets, have been closed to the public on the second anniversary of the anti-government Gezi protests.
On the 15th day of Gezi Park resistance Turkish riot police attack through barricades firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon at hundreds of protesters to clear Taksim Square early in the morning. Police remove banners on AKM building and Ataturk Sculpture while bulldozers and rubbish trucks clear up the barricades.
Photos by Adnan Onur Acar (NarPhotos)
The occupation just began. Gezi Park seems to get the nucleus for the disagreements on the new symbolism of the Inner city. Taksim square was planned in the spirit of the modernism of the 1930ths with it’s emphasize of public places for recreation in the cities.
A group of artists did a one day exhibition in the district Tarlabaşı in Istanbul on the 3ed of June 2012, Eski Çeşme Sok. 13.
The place is nearly abandoned due to gentrefication. Lots of houses are going to be teared down. Some are already expensively renovated.
It’s a huge speculation field for investors right now. The artworks explore this rapid changes. The loss of the ones that had to leave….who were they….what did they live? Lots of Kurdish families fleed from military activities in the Sourheast to this area. Beside refugees, Roma, Transsexuals used to live there.
Theatre play featuring life on Tarlabaşı