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The IMAGES Project 2013 Conference



IMAGES (III) – Images of the City


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











Day 1 (31 October 2013)




09.15-09.30: Welcome Coffee


09.15-09.45: Registration




Welcome and Opening (09.30-09.50)



09.30-09.40: Welcome by Doris Danler, Head of Austrian Cultural Forum Istanbul


09.40-09.50: Welcome by Veronika Bernard, IMAGES project director




Session (1): The relativity of urbanity (09.50-10.50)


Chair: Veronika Bernard



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 (10.20-11.50) cancelled 


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




Session (3/1): Cityscapes as Statements (10.50-12.20)


Chair: Megan MacDonald 



10.50-11.20: Ayse N. Erek (Humboldt University, Berlin/ Germany and Yeditepe University, Istanbul/ Turkey): Contemporary art and urban image


11.20-11.50: 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


11.50-12.20: Sandra C. S. Marques (CRIA-IUL, Lisbon/ Portugal): Kolkatascapes: Images of an Indian City




Lunch Break (12.20-13.05)




Sessıon (3/2): Cityscapes as Statements (13.05-14.05)


Chair: Megan MacDonald   


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  cancelled


13.05-13.35: Shaida Ghomashchi (artist and researcher, Tehran/ Iran)/ Farzaneh Bahrami (EPFL ENAC INTER LAC, Lausanne/ Switzerland): Horror Vacui


13.35-14.05: 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



14.05-14.20: Coffee Break



Session (4): Images of the city/ urbanity as an issue of a developed civil society (14.20-15.50)


Chair: Anna Notaro



14.20-14.50: Agnieszka Bielewska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Wrocław/ Poland): Migrants and urban space – the question of local and global character of Wrocław


14.50-15.20: Magdalena Łukasiuk (University of Warsaw, Warsaw/ Poland):  The Image of Contemporary Warsaw in Context of Migration Processes and Local Discourse


15.20-15.50: Avishek Shovakar (artist, Vienna/ Austria) and Nadine Shovakar (art manager, Vienna/ Austria): Chakra




Session (5): The City as Space of Political encounters (15.50-16.20)


Chair: Anna Notaro



15.50-16.20: Ipek Tureli (McGill University, Montreal/ Canada): Panoramic Urbanism: Visualizing Urban History in Istanbul





Session (7/1): Images of the city/ urbanity in literature (18.20-18.40)  cancelled


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)  


For interested participants the film Urbanities by Lausanne University will be showing and be commented by Farzaneh Bahrami  (cancelled) 



Day 2 (01 November 2013)




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


Chair: Nerma Cridge



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) cancelled


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 (12.45-14.45)


Chair: Hatice Övgü Tüzün



12.45-13.15: Jakub Machek (Charles University and Metropolitan University Prague, Prague/ Czech Republic): New Metropolitans and their Popular Press in Fin de siècle Prague


13.15-13.45: 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


13.45-14.15: 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


14.15-14.45: Peter Volgger (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): The Sleeping Beauty -­ Imaging the City in the Context of Neo-Colonialism




14.45-15.00: Coffee Break




Session (10): Images of the City in the Arts (15.00-17.00)


Chair: Nadine Shovakar  



15.00-15.30: 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


15.30-16.00: Eszter B. Gantner (Humboldt University, Berlin/ Germany): From Industry to Art – Production of “Metropolisness” in the case of Berlin


16.00-16.30: Anna Notaro (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee/ UK): The Magic Line in Matteo Pericoli’s ‘Unfurled Cities’


16.30-17.00: Katharina Lunardon (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck/ Austria): “mailbox domicile” a “narrative image” – subjective realities of Austrian artists working lives



17.00-17.10: Closing Remarks by Organizers







List of registered speakers attending(in alphabetical order of surnames)

01 Burcu Alkan (Istanbul/ Turkey)

02 Farzaneh Bahrami (Lausanne/ Switzerland)

03 Souad Baghli-Berbar ( Tlemcen/ Algeria)

04 Luigi Andrea Berto (USA)

05 Agnieszka Bielewska (Wroclaw/ Poland)

06 Daniele Campobenedetto (Turin/ Italy)

07 Giovanni Comoglio (Turin/ Italy)

08 Nerma Cridge (London/ UK)

09 Nicole de Togni (Turin/ Italy)

10 Ayşe Erek (Istanbul/ Turkey)

11 Eszter B. Gantner (Berlin/ Germany)

12 Shaida Ghomashchi (Tehran/ Iran)

13 Magdalena Łukasiuk (Warsaw/ Poland)

14 Katharina Lunardon (Innsbruck/ Austria)

15 Jakub Machek (Prague/ Czech Republic)

16 Nicolas Marque (Toulouse/ France)

17 Sandra C. S. Marques (Lisbon/ Portugal)

18 Megan MacDonald (Istanbul/ Turkey)

19 Anna Notaro (Dundee/ UK)

20 Aviishek Shovakar aka Avii (Vienna/ Austria)

21 Nadine Shovakar (Vienna/ Austria)

22 Mladen Stilinovic (Brussels/ Belgium)

23 Léa-Catherine Szacka (Paris/ France)

24 Lisa Maria Teichmann (Leiden/ NL)

25 Ipek Tureli (Montreal/ Canada)  drop-in for paper presentation only 

26 Hatice Övgü Tüzün (Istanbul/ Turkey)

27 Peter Volgger (Innsbruck/ Austria)




List of papers read in absence of speakers


01 Gönül Bakay (Istanbul/ Turkey)



List of registered speakers cancelling


01 Fulya Anılır (Istanbul/ Turkey)

02 Ian Ho-yin Fong (Hong Kong/ Peoples Rep. of China)

03 Massimiliano Gaudiosi (Naples/ Italy)

04 Alison Hulme (London/ UK)

05 Z. Nilüfer Nahya (Istanbul/ Turkey)

06 Stefan Peychev (USA)

07 Kunal Rakshit (Kolkata/ India)

08 Parama Ghosh Roy (Kolkata/ India)



List of non-show-up registered speakers


01 Burcu Böcekler (Istanbul/ Turkey)


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