Instances of emerging agonistic spatialities in the contemporary city: The production of differential geographies in the public space of Istanbul

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Show simple item record Manfredini, Manfredo en Zamani Garaghooshi, F en Leardini, P en 2018-10-11T22:02:27Z en 2017-10 en
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dc.description.abstract Today, the virtually deterritorialised digital public sphere produces recombinant effects on the increasingly fragmented physical and social urban environment. The Gezi Park Movement in Istanbul has produced an exemplary instance of resurgence of citizens in the struggle against the obliteration of participative engagement enacted by the augmented spectacle orchestrated by hegemonic economic powers. This instance has showed unprecedented collective spatial productions, liberating the potential of the pervading digital realm. This article discusses evidence found in the tensest moments of territorialisation of this situated urban movement generated by a contention on the subsistence of a key central public park – the oldest of the country. Evidence from digital media sources, supplemented by interviews with key stakeholders, is used to support a theoretical speculation on the changing role of public space in our society and the emerging paradox of centrality in the digital age. The exploration considers the movement at the wider city scale, evaluating the dialectic relations between its different parts and layers. The crucial role of new technologies in shaping spatial relations is foregrounded and evaluated as fundamental constitutive element of a hybrid public space, where differentiation is the leading force of urban transformation. Considering the complex meta-spatial dimensions of the new public realm, a new interpretations to the Lefebvrian notion of ‘differential space’ emerges. The ‘right to the city’ in the multi-layered networked habitat poses a new prominence on urban centrality that, in its reconfigured elaboration, triggers fundamental claims for the non-renounceability of genuine, reterritorialized, urban commons. en
dc.publisher AOJ, Asian Online Journals en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies en
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dc.title Instances of emerging agonistic spatialities in the contemporary city: The production of differential geographies in the public space of Istanbul en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 281 en
pubs.volume 5 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 291 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 702924 en Creative Arts and Industries en Architecture and Planning en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-10-31 en 2017-10 en

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