NIT Urban Heritage Lab is a new initiative of the Netherlands Institute in Turkey that investigates the role of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in achieving inclusive, circular, and sustainable cities.
After numerous guest speakers, fruitful presentations, engaging discussions, and an exciting field trip since the beginning of the course in September, we have come to the last week of the Industrial Heritage for Sustainable Cities Course. This week, our course participants will be the speakers. By taking the problems of the mill and its surroundings in the wider context into consideration, the course participants will present their projects for the appreciation, transformation, and/or re-use of Unkapanı Flour Mill considering circularity, sustainability, inclusivity as well as public engagement.
Selected students and young professionals with diverse backgrounds including architecture, urban planning, and cultural heritage management from various universities and institutions from Turkey and the Netherlands have worked on their projects in four groups for the last two months. After the presentation of the project proposals, they will be discussed by A. Güliz Bilgin Altınöz, Jonathan Even-Zohar, Sinan Çağlar, and Süreyya Topaloğlu in a discussion session moderated by Fokke Gerritsen.
In collaboration with the Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul and LDE Center for Global Heritage and Development, NIT Urban Heritage Lab offers a series of public webinars on Industrial Heritage for Sustainable Cities in the autumn of 2021. In the webinars, distinguished scholars, architects, urban planners, and policymakers from the Netherlands and Turkey discuss the potential and the challenges of reusing industrial heritage from multiple perspectives and disciplines.