Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

Ottoman Izmir: The Rise of a Cosmopolitan Port, 1840-1880

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Buffett Institute)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Sibel Zandi-Sayek examines how urban space, institutional structures, and everyday practices shaped one another in Izmir, a thriving Eastern Mediterranean seaport  between 1840 and 1880. She investigates local populations who were actively engaged in restructuring the city and shows how Izmir’s various stakeholders contested its built environment, offering a new view of the dynamics of urban modernization.

Sibel Zandi-Sayek has experience in architectural and urban design practice in Turkey, Japan, and the US. She is interested in the material dimensions of cross-cultural exchange, specifically, exploring how the built environment mediates encounters resulting from trade, colonialism and transnational migration.

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