Istanbul's Cultural Constellation and Its European Prospects
Report by Dragan Klaic, Commissioned by LabforCulture.org, 2005-2006
The author of this report commissioned by LabforCulture.org, Amsterdam-based cultural analyst Dragan Klaic, explores potential connections between Istanbul's cultural resources and structures and those elsewhere in Europe.
This is a systematic analysis of the existing cultural infrastructure in Istanbul – its problems, key issues and prospects. Feeling that the complexity of cultural-political circumstances in Turkey at this time deserves more attention and that the future prospects of the cultural system ask for a detailed study, the author spent a month in Istanbul in the autumn of 2005, immediately after the beginning of the EU accession negotiations with Turkey.
The executive summary is now available for download in PDF format at http://www.eurocult.org/pdfdb/lab/istanbulreport.pdf