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Urban Heroes of Istanbul: It’s About Public Space

Taksim Square in construction, victim of the government’s pedestrianization scheme that will render it impotent as a space for political demonstration. Roads leading to the square will become tunnel entrances, making marches impossible and defense by the police easy, as we witnessed in this wave of protests. Photo: Christian Pichlkastner

Taksim Square in construction, victim of the government’s pedestrianization scheme that will render it impotent as a space for political demonstration. Roads leading to the square will become tunnel entrances, making marches impossible and defense by the police easy, as we witnessed in this wave of protests. Photo: Christian Pichlkastner
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Taksim Square in construction, victim of the government’s pedestrianization scheme that will render it impotent as a space for political demonstration. Roads leading to the square will become tunnel entrances, making marches impossible and defense by the police easy, as we witnessed in this wave of protests. Photo: Christian Pichlkastner



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