Archinect - nosyopsis 2015-03-31T08:35:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/122267961/taksim-square-a-spatial-narrative-of-the-perpetual-reconquista Taksim Square: A Spatial Narrative of the Perpetual Reconquista Yelta Köm 2015-03-06T10:01:00-05:00 >2015-03-13T13:02:32-04:00 <p>&nbsp;01.</p><p>This article is a product of fascination with a certain spatial narrative. It would be equally accurate to say that it was written almost a year after the Gezi resistance, when all was still very fresh. It does not aim to justify or praise any narrative; but to make a personal contribution to a pluralist narrative which includes millions of people.</p><p>02.</p><p>How much do we love praise and sanctification? All the pain and all the success we have is bound for praise; each one brings forward a leader, whom we follow and pronounce untouchable. Our eyes, shut tight with all the force bestowed by this sanctification, no longer have any tolerance for the different or the Other. In Turkey, this act of benediction varies only by time and location. Long praised by various groups, nations and people, Istanbul is a city lost in a sea of dissatisfaction. Wherever we are blinded by this sanctification, we need to ask ourselves: While speaking of a city and a past, when do we rid ourselves of all the ...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/88468859/tomorrow-will-be-a-beautiful-morning tomorrow will be a beautiful morning Yelta Köm 2013-12-09T20:59:55-05:00 >2013-12-16T22:15:45-05:00 <p> This text written at May, 2012.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;However, this morning the sun was the most provacative situation by not to rise. It was obvious that today is going to be tough.&rdquo;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Is there an architecture everyone takes part in leaving their egos behind?</p> <p> Even if we notice it or not, architecture gets involved in the city and in our lives. It turns into a phenomenon that assumes power on us. Architecture and a considerable part of the architects embody a power, and create an egocentric atmosphere around us. It establishes its own rules, develops its own language. Architecture; a practice one can get through to first hand if (S)he needs, and not recognized by 90% who are not aware of their needs of it.</p> <p> People in architecture as a profession see the outside world as a place that should be put in order because despite the precious exceptions, doctrines are communicated as ironclad rules. Thus the ego boosts, they forget for whom they design, to whom they serve and prevent the others fr...</p>