Tenements Talking – A Walking Workshop on Tenements’ Change over a Hundred Years

Tenements Talking, a walking workshop on Glasgow tenements’ change over the years, invites you to walk with us among the tenements and listen to their tumultuous stories.

During the workshop, we will walk among the tenements as living monuments of the change of Glasgow’s urban scene within the last century. We will discuss tenements’ stories starting from their construction and moving to the rent strikes which took place in Glasgow tenement neighbourhoods and spread over the UK. We will also discuss tenements’ adaptation to modern life and technology over the years.

The workshop will be active discussion platform rather than a tour.

We will meet in front of Hillhead Subway Station and go to nearby tenement neighbourhood where the workshop will take place.

Tenements Talking is part of Architecture Fringe Festival.

Please register via eventbrite.

 

Commodifying Urban Space: The Clash of Promises and Everyday Life

Cities have been experiencing neoliberal urbanisation processes since the 1970s globally and with a greater pace since the early 2000s. As part of these, housing enclaves –segregated and under-controlled living areas- have been expanding with different versions across the countries. Via this practice, the commodification of urban space has been deepening while also transforming the everyday life of the citizens. The talk focuses on the case of branded housing projects in Istanbul, Turkey as a particular version of housing enclaves and discusses their recent emergence in this locality regarding the projects’ development processes, discursive formation and spatial practices.

The talk was given as part of Open Talk Series of the Space+Place+Society Research Network at Heriot-Watt University (3 May 2017).

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.