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Posts Tagged ‘Fikirtepe’

Land grab in Fikirtepe

  • Fikirtepe is a quarter on the Asian side of Istanbul in the northwest of Kadıköy
  • The peoples houses were demolished, the construction site stopped already more then a year ago
  • The government had pressured people with the thread of an earthquake and convinced them to invest in appartments that were never build.
  • On the fence are pictures of the planned project
  • Some people are protesting to get support from the government
  • People are invited to nail the board, to take a picture and to share the message on social media

Fikirtepe is a district northwest of Kadiköy. It is good connected to a central city highway. “Outstanding Bosporus sea and city view luxury homes” a real-estate-firm is marketing currently. In fact the district underwent extreme gentrification and processes of land grab from the former owners of modest houses, that had been dominant there.

Resisting Gentrification

Homeowners who refuse to make way – in pictures worldwide


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  • Seoul – A mural was painted on three mattresses belonging to people displaced from the Yongsan area
  • Protests by San Francisco and Oakland residents
  • Two nail houses left isolated on a construction site in Yichang, China
  • A house isolated on a mound on a construction site in Chongqing, south-west China
  • A local family is resisting giving his approval for the demolition of his house in Fikirtepe, Istanbul
  • Gentrification is everywhere - artist Halil Altindere photographed the hip hop group Tahribat-i Isyan on Taksim Square in Istanbul

A dingzihu – or ‘nail house’ – is a home where the owner refuses to accept compensation from a property developer for its demolition in China.


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