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The IMAGES Project 2013 Conference

IMAGES (III) – Images of the City

Austrian Cultural Forum, Istanbul, 31 October - 01 November 2013



Programme (update: 23 September 2013)




Day 1 (31 October 2013)




08.45-09.00: Welcome Coffee


08.45-09.15: Registration




Welcome and Opening (09.00-09.20)



09.00-09.10: Welcome by Doris Danler, Head of Austrian Cultural Forum Istanbul


09.10-09.20: Welcome by Veronika Bernard, IMAGES project director




Session (1): The relativity of urbanity (09.20-10.50)


Chair: Peter Volgger



09.20-09.50: Veronika Bernard (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): “What makes a city?” – 20 photos to inspire discussion


09.50-10.20: Nerma Cridge (Architectural Association London, London/ UK):  images of the city – where else::every where


10.20-10.50: Nicolas Marque (University of Toulouse, Toulouse/ France): Putting the town outside the town – the redefinition of urbanity





Session (2): Psychology of feeling urban/ rural (10.50-12.20)


Chair: Megan MacDonald



10.50-11.20: Z. Nilüfer Nahya (Erciyes University, Kayseri/ Turkey)/ Fulya Anılır (Yeni Yüzyil University, Istanbul/ Turkey): The nature and the city – The Image of Nature in Istanbul


11.20-11.50: Kunal Rakshit (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India): The changing spatial image of the city


11.50-12.20: Parama Ghosh Roy (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India): Cultural identity and image of the city – Kolkata case study




12.20-13.05: Lunch Break




Session (3): Cityscapes as Statements (13.05-16.20)


Chair: Alison Hulme



13.05-13.35: Ayse N. Erek (Humboldt University, Berlin/ Germany and Yeditepe University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Contemporary art and urban image


13.35-14.05: Giovanni Comoglio (Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin/ Italy): Metamorphosis and multiplication of an imaginaire – Mutations in concepts of urban habitat, town/countryside distinction and image of city in contemporary Shanghai


14.05-14.35: Sandra C. S. Marques (CRIA-IUL, Lisbon/ Portugal): Kolkatascapes: Images of an Indian City



14.35-14.50: Coffee Break



14.50-15.20: Stefan Peychev (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign/ USA): Lost Sofia – Ottoman Cultural Heritage and the Construction of Modern Urban Identity


15.20-15.50: Shaida Ghomashchi (artist and researcher, Tehran/ Iran)/ Farzaneh Bahrami (EPFL ENAC INTER LAC, Lausanne/ Switzerland): Horror Vacui


15.50-16.20: Mladen Stilinovic (architect, Brussels/ Belgium)/ Bieke Cattoor (KU Leuven, Leuven/ Belgium)/ Bruno De Meulder (TU Eindhoven, Eindhoven/ NL and KU Leuven, Leuven/ Belgium): Being there, yet not being on the map - The representation of the military in the urban imagery




Session (4): Images of the city/ urbanity as an issue of a developed civil society (16.20-17.50)


Chair: Anna Notaro



16.20-16.50: Agnieszka Bielewska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wrocław/ Poland): Migrants and urban space – the question of local and global character of Wrocław


16.50-17.20: Magdalena Łukasiuk (University of Warsaw, Warsaw/ Poland):  The Image of Contemporary Warsaw in Context of Migration Processes and Local Discourse


17.20-17.50: Avishek Shovakar (artist, Vienna/ Austria) and Nadine Shovakar (art manager, Vienna/ Austria): Chakra




Session (5): The City as Space of Political encounters (17.50-18.20)


Chair: Anna Notaro



17.50-18.20: Ipek Tureli (McGill University, Montreal/ Canada): Panoramic Urbanism: Visualizing Urban History in Istanbul




Session (6): Images of the City as seen by photographers (18.20-18.50)


Chair: Anna Notaro



18.20-18.50: Burcu Böcekler (Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Istanbul’s Past and Present: Reading Istanbul’s Transformation Through Panoramic Photographs




Session (7/1): Images of the city/ urbanity in literature (18.50-19.10)


Chair: Anna Notaro



18.50-19.10: Gönül Bakay (Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul/ Turkey): The Industrial city in Dickens’ Hard Times and Gaskell’s Mary Barton

(Will be read by Övgü Tüzün)  





Day 2 (01 November 2013)




Session (7/2): Images of the city/ urbanity in literature (09.00-12.00)


Chair: Gonul Ucele



09.00-09.30: Burcu Alkan (Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Writing Istanbul – A Diachronic Narrative 2 (As Construct of Romantic Imagination)


09.30-10.00: Lisa Maria Teichmann (University of Leiden, Leiden/ NL): Reflecting on Istanbul in Turkish Literature – A Comparative Approach to the Issue of Urban Change in Turkish Novels from the Republican Period and the 1930s


10.00-10.30: Hatice Övgü Tüzün (Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Celebrating Multiculturalism: London in Zadie Smith’s white teeth


10.30-11.00: Megan MacDonald (Koç University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Alternative Cartographies – Displacing Paris with Leila Sebbar, Abdelwahab Meddeb, and Abdellah Taia


11.00-11.30: Souad Baghli Berbar (Tlemcen University, Tlemcen/ Algeria): From Reality to Myth – the City of Alexandria in Lawrence Durrell’s Justine (1957)


11.30-12.00: Luigi Andrea Berto (Western Michigan University, USA): Images and Definitions of Urban Centers in Early Medieval Venice



12.00-12.45: Lunch Break




Session (8): Images of the city/ urbanity in feature films (12.45-14.15)


Chair: Megan MacDonald



12.45-13.15: Massimiliano Gaudiosi (University Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples/ Italy): Film as a Map: Cinema, City and Transmedial Geographies


13.15-13.45: Alison Hulme (University of London, London/ UK): Decadence and decay – cinematic depictions of antithetical space in Shanghai from the 1930s to the present


13.45-14.15: Ian Ho-yin Fong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong/ Peoples Republic of China): The World – Walking in Beijing




14.15-14.30: Coffee Break




Session (9): The impact of the media on the perception of urbanity/ urban life style (14.30-16.45)


Chair: Hatice Övgü Tüzün



14.30-15.00: Jakub Machek (Charles University and Metropolitan University Prague, Prague/ Czech Republic): New Metropolitans and their Popular Press in Fin de siècle Prague


15.00-15.30: Nicole De Togni (Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin/ Italy): When architecture was the world – Specialized Magazines Shaping the Image of Milan in the Second Post-war Period


15.30-16.00: Daniele Campobenedetto (Paris Est University, Paris/ France and Polytechnic University of Turin, Turin/ Italy): The satirical line – The image of the city as a cultural and social paradigm through the New Yorkers’ cartoons 1968-1978


16.00-16.30: Peter Volgger (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): The Sleeping Beauty -­ Imaging the City in the Context of Neo-Colonialism



16.30-16.45: Coffee Break




Session (10): Images of the City in the Arts (16.45-19.15)


Chair: Veronika Bernard



16.45-17.15: Léa-Catherine Szacka (Laboratoire d’Excellence Création, Arts et Patrimoines, Hautes Études Sorbonnes Arts et Métiers, Paris/ France): When the city enters the museum – Exhibitions as a media for the analysis, invention and projection of urban realities


17.15-17.45: Eszter B. Gantner (Humboldt University, Berlin/ Germany): From Industry to Art – Production of “Metropolisness” in the case of Berlin


17.45-18.15: Anna Notaro (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee/ UK): The Magic Line in Matteo Pericoli’s ‘Unfurled Cities’


18.15-18.45: Katharina Lunardon (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): “mailbox domicile” a “narrative image” – subjective realities of Austrian artists working lives



18.45-18.55: Closing Remarks by Organizers







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