Becoming Istanbul in Frankfurt

The exhibition entitled "Becoming Istanbul" is held at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM (German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt) with the collaboration of Garanti Gallery (GG, Istanbul) from 6 September to 9 November 2008. The exhibition, which is presented in parallel to the 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair, at which Turkey is the guest of honour, is curated by Pelin Derviş, Bülent Tanju and Uğur Tanyeli, who are also the editors of the book produced together with the exhibition.
Becoming Istanbul in Frankfurt
An important part of the exhibition consists of an interactive database which can be navigated by viewers. The exhibition can also be seen as a pool formed by the contributions of numerous photographers, artists, architects, writers, illustrators and academicians who have developed thoughts on Istanbul, worked in Istanbul, produced works related to Istanbul and have captured different perspectives of Istanbul. Research has been carried out in the archives of newspapers, journals and television companies.

The database is presented to the use of the viewer via an interface designed specifically for the exhibition and contains more than 7000 visuals focusing on 80 concepts and brought together under 390 subgroups. In addition, a series of maps prepared for the exhibition aim to document Istanbul's place within the context of Turkey and the world under various headings.


The encyclopaedic book aims to study urban transformation in Istanbul in the last one and a half centuries with a fresh outlook provided by the contributions of many writers. Contributors include academicians, anthropologists, architects, journalists, sociologists, poets, urban planners, historians and architectural, literary and film critics.

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(22/09/2008)

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