Istanbul is turning into an uninhabitable economic ‘rant’ bell jar with an understanding of urban design that does not go further than highway, residence and shopping mall constructions. For the city dweller whose life is reduced to a consumption race, Istanbul is turning into a block with no exit.

Taksim Shopping Mall by Aybüke Samast, Turkey, is a remix video produced by MODE Istanbul in 2013 for Gezi Lab organized as part of the Lab MODE program: modeistanbul.org/labmode/gezilab.

This work is part of Doc Next Network Media Collection. For more information visit docnextnetwork.org.

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This channel showcases some videos from the Doc Next Media Collection related to the "Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons" project. And particularly, with the Turkish Medialab, which is working in a campaing to reclaim the city as a liveable public…


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This channel showcases some videos from the Doc Next Media Collection related to the "Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons" project. And particularly, with the Turkish Medialab, which is working in a campaing to reclaim the city as a liveable public space in front of the massive urbanization and construction bubble promoted by the neoliberal government of Erdogan.

More info: docnextnetwork.org/radical-democracy-reclaiming-commons/

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