The Political Space as the Host of Social Movements: Istanbul; Beyoğlu

Aydın E., Türkün A.

International Conference on Social Movements (ICSM-21), Florida, United States Of America, 8 - 09 December 2021, pp.1-4

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-4
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


When the time factor is included, the double-sided bond between politics and space depicts daily life in three dimensions. Space not only provides a representation of society but also allows for the penetration of political power. For today's neoliberal political- economic ideology, public spaces and the commons are regarded as objects that can be used directly in capital cycles, independent of the memory underlying them. Istanbul is a city with a wide variety of cultural, social, and geographical features, which has been the subject of various conscious and unconscious operations throughout history. Beyoğlu district is a social and political place that directly reflects the ideologies of various power groups in Istanbul and the whole country throughout history. It is equally important toexamine Beyoğlu, which has experienced ups and downs over time, on the axis of social resistances. This study will briefly reveal how Beyoğlu was shaped through political- economic relations and how the instrumental intervention in a public space concluded territorial.