"278 historical buildings in the 30,000 meter square area are being reconstructed" but at what cost?

‘How Do You Know Tarlabasi?’ by Melis Göker (1983), Turkey, is a remix work that points to the fact that there is a background story to the forced evacuation that is happening in Tarlabaşı today. The (hi)story of migration in Tarlabaşı goes back to the forced migration of non-Muslim minorities from Tarlabaşı in 1950’s and reveals the economic backdrop to the cause of these migrations.

Produced by MODE Istanbul, Turkey in 2013 for Remapping Europe, a Doc Next Network project remixing prevailing imagery of migrants.

This work is part of Doc Next Network Media Collection. For more information visit docnextnetwork.org.
Remapping Europe project is an investigative arts project that aims to contribute to an inclusive cultural practice and a new imagery in and of Europe by connecting young creative media-makers and artists living in Spain, Poland, Turkey and the UK, who have migrant perspectives, to wider European inter-generational audiences. The project involves creating new methods for expanded education, workshops for creative media-makers, a free-use media collection, a research publication and a seminar.

Remapping Europe is a project of Doc Next Network, an international partnership of independent cultural organizations working with young people, supporting their documentary and other media productions; its partner is MODE Istanbul in Turkey. Through its efforts, Doc Next seeks to redefine “documentary” and to create a link between the traditional media and the constantly developing world of free culture. To this end, the activities of Remapping Europe stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies; ultimately, to ‘re-map’ Europe visually, geographically and mentally. An important result of the project is the archival and creative exposure of present-day perspectives of young (future) citizens on migration, as captured in creative media. It contributes to the European cultural heritage and is a future point of reference in our collective memory.
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Melis Göker tarafından Remapping Europe İstanbul Atölyesi kapsamında hazırlanan bu remix çalışması "Tarlabaşı'nı Nasıl Bilirsiniz?" Tarlabaşı’nda bugün yaşanan zorunlu tahliyelerin bir tarihi arka planı olduğunu gösterir ve 1950’lerde gayrimüslimlerin Tarlabaşı’nı terk etmek zorunda bırakılmasından itibaren Tarlabaşı’ndaki göçün hikayesini anlatarak esas sebebin ekonomik olduğunu ortaya koyar.

Remapping Europe projesi İspanya, Polonya, Türkiye ve İngiltere’de göç olgusuyla yaşayan ve bu konuya duyarlı olan genç multimedya yaratıcılarını ve sanatçıları her nesilden geniş kitlelerle bir araya getirmeyi, Avrupa ve çevresine dair kapsayıcı bir kültürel uygulamaya ve yeni bir algıya katkıda bulunmayı amaçlayan araştırmacı bir sanat projesidir. Proje kapsamında, genişletilmiş (expanded) eğitim için yeni yöntemler yaratmaya yönelik çalışmalar, medya yaratıcıları ve sanatçılar için atölyeler, herkesin kullanımına açık bir medya koleksiyonu, bir araştırma yayını ve bir seminer yer almaktadır.

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