The Promised Lands, Media and the Production of Urban Space: The Case of Branded Housing Projects

The talk argues that the mass media, as part of civil society, plays a crucial role in the production of social consent for the ways of production of urban space, and investigates this role by focusing on the media content about branded housing projects.

It is taken place in the scope of Tuesday Talks @ Department of City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.



Illiberal Production of Urban Space: The Case of Branded Housing Projects in Istanbul

The talk questions the relationship of branded housing projects as an emerging type of urban development and the develeping illiberal mode of production of space in Turkey since early 2000s.

It is taken place in scope of The First European Symposium on Turkey-Symposium on Populism, Majoritarianism and Crises of Liberal Democracy, The Consortium of European Symposia on Turkey, Graz, Austria (October 1-3). For the symposium program click here.

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Commodifying the Utopia: The Case of Branded Housing Projects, Istanbul, Turkey


The talk discusses emerging phenomenon of branded housing projects in Istanbul in relation with the commodification of urban space under neoliberal urbanization which has been intensified since early 2000s in Turkey.

It is taken place in scope of The Ideal City: Between Myth and Reality-Representations, Policies, Contradictions and Challenges for Tomorrow’s Urban Life, The Annual RC21 Conference, Urbino, Italy (August 27-29)


Daily Life in a ‘Branded Housing Project’: Control, Mediation And Commodification


The talk brings up the daily life in branded housing projects up into discussion and questions its relationship with contol, mediation and commodification of urban space.

It is taken place in scope of The Power of Places and the Places of Power-Annual Conference of AESOP Urban Cultures and Public Spaces Group, Glasgow, UK (June 4-6)