photocentrum am wassertor presents
Valie Djordjevic | Ulrike Eckel | Klaus W. Eisenlohr | Ute Maria Glaß | Hatice Görk | Anne Hingst | Astrid Kaminsky | Levent Karaoglu | Susanne Kempf | Roswitha Majchrzak | Karin Rennenberg | Frank Seeger | Annette Walde | Kamuran Yenel | Rike Zillmer
20 July 16 August 2013
Tues-Thurs 14:00 19:00, Fri Sat 14:00 20:00
Fr 19 July 2013, 19:00
+ Dr. Franz Schulz, district mayor Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
+ Christiane Zieger und Özcan Ayanoglu, Town Twinning Association Kadköy e.V.
+ Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Leiter des Fotoprojekts | Project tutor
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Exploring the urban fabric of Istanbul makes it necessary to change one's perpective. We set out to the city on the Bosporus in October 2012 for a week of photographic field research. Our goal was to explore a nearly forgotten urban modernity and to follow up on more recent developments of the city.
The project took place in cooperation with the *City Partnership Association Kadköy* and the *Photocentrum am Wasserturm*. We started out in Kadköy, the former Bycantine city of Chalcedon, a cosmopolitan district with Turkish, Greek, Armenian und Jewish influences located on the Asian side of the Bosperus. It is the partner district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg in Berlin where a substantial portion of the population is of Turkish descent and where the Photocentrum is located.
The group prepared by reading up on current discourses on urban development in the metropolis of Istanbul and by looking at and discussing art works dealing with urbanization and gentrification. In Istanbul local participants opened up the communication channels between us and local population which gave us the chance to explore public spaces and get glimpses of everyday life in the city. The camera became a means of communication, a tool for creating awareness. By developing an individual visual language our view on our own city changed as a result.
Leitung | Tutor: Klaus W. Eisenlohr
A project by
Photocentrum am Wassertor
with support of
Städtepartnerschaftsverein Kadiköy e. V.
Sat 20 July | 20:00
#direngeziparki - whose city is it?
A discussion about protest and urban development with Erdem Evren, political anthropologist, and Ayse Erek, art historian.
Wed 14 August 2013 | 21:00
Film Screening RomanIstanbul
Director: Özgür Akgül
60 min, turkish with english subtitles
The director will be present for Q&A
Fri 16 August 2013 | 19:00
Summer party at| Alte Feuerwache