Can Istanbul Be Saved from Overdevelopment?
Posted 20 February 2015 8:45 GMT
An installation exhibited at the Istanbul Design Biennial. It reads ‘Construction, my dear prohpet', satirising the thirst for construction of Turkey's religiously-inclined AKP (Justice) party. Widely shared on Twitter.
In the space of the last decade, Turkey has become a land of construction: highways, strategic bridges, ostentatious hotels and other items are constantly being built throughout the republic in the name of development and economic prosperity. Istanbul, Turkey's biggest city, lies at the heart of this frenzied process.
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