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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: 30 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 (09.20-10.20)


Chair: Veronika Bernard



09.20-09.50: Nerma Cridge (Architectural Association London, London/ UK):  images of the city – where else::every where


09.50-10.20: Nicolas Marque (University of Toulouse, Toulouse/ France): Putting the town outside the town – the redefinition of urbanity




Session (2): Psychology of feeling urban/ rural (10.20-11.50)


Chair: Megan MacDonald



10.20-10.50: 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


10.50-11.20: Kunal Rakshit (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India): The changing spatial image of the city


11.20-11.50: Parama Ghosh Roy (Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India): Cultural identity and image of the city – Kolkata case study




11.50-12.35: Lunch Break




Session (3): Cityscapes as Statements (12.35-15.35)


Chair: Peter Volgger



12.35-13.05: Ayse N. Erek (Humboldt University, Berlin/ Germany and Yeditepe University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Contemporary art and urban image


13.05-13.35: 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


13.35-14.05: Sandra C. S. Marques (CRIA-IUL, Lisbon/ Portugal): Kolkatascapes: Images of an Indian City


14.05-14.35: Stefan Peychev (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign/ USA): Lost Sofia – Ottoman Cultural Heritage and the Construction of Modern Urban Identity


14.35-15.05: Shaida Ghomashchi (artist and researcher, Tehran/ Iran)/ Farzaneh Bahrami (EPFL ENAC INTER LAC, Lausanne/ Switzerland): Horror Vacui


15.05-15.35: 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




15.35-15.50: Coffee Break

Session (4): Images of the city/ urbanity as an issue of a developed civil society (15.50-17.20)


Chair: Anna Notaro



15.50-16.20: Agnieszka Bielewska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wrocław/ Poland): Migrants and urban space – the question of local and global character of Wrocław


16.20-16.50: Magdalena Łukasiuk (University of Warsaw, Warsaw/ Poland):  The Image of Contemporary Warsaw in Context of Migration Processes and Local Discourse


16.50-17.20: Avishek Shovakar (artist, Vienna/ Austria) and Nadine Shovakar (art manager, Vienna/ Austria): Chakra




Session (5): The City as Space of Political encounters (17.20-17.50)


Chair: Anna Notaro



17.20-17.50: Ipek Tureli (McGill University, Montreal/ Canada): Panoramic Urbanism: Visualizing Urban History in Istanbul




Session (6): Images of the City as seen by photographers (17.50-18.20)


Chair: Anna Notaro



17.50-18.20: 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 (18.20-18.40)


Chair: Anna Notaro



18.20-18.40: 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 (12.45-13.15)


Chair: Megan MacDonald



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




Session (9): The impact of the media on the perception of urbanity/ urban life style (13.15-15.15)


Chair: Hatice Övgü Tüzün



13.15-13.45: Jakub Machek (Charles University and Metropolitan University Prague, Prague/ Czech Republic): New Metropolitans and their Popular Press in Fin de siècle Prague


13.45-14.15: 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


14.15-14.45: 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


14.45-15.15: Peter Volgger (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): The Sleeping Beauty -­ Imaging the City in the Context of Neo-Colonialism




15.15-15.30: Coffee Break




Session (10): Images of the City in the Arts (15.30-17.30)


Chair: Nadine Shovakar  



15.30-16.00: 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


16.00-16.30: Eszter B. Gantner (Humboldt University, Berlin/ Germany): From Industry to Art – Production of “Metropolisness” in the case of Berlin


16.30-17.00: Anna Notaro (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee/ UK): The Magic Line in Matteo Pericoli’s ‘Unfurled Cities’


17.00-17.30: Katharina Lunardon (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): “mailbox domicile” a “narrative image” – subjective realities of Austrian artists working lives



17.30-17.45: Closing Remarks by Organizers








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