Expression of Arts-Driven Social Co-presences in the Beyoglu's Spatial Culture


PLANLAMA-PLANNING, vol.30, no.3, pp.374-388, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/planlama.2020.60783
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-388
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


The clusters of arts that are organically developed by the compatible location choices of art organizations are considered as such urban areas that social co-presences are generated. They are, thus significant catalysts for the enhancement of urban vitality. This paper examines this argument through exploring the location choices of art organizations in placing their art events in Beyoglu, Istanbul. Along with the location pattern of art events, the focus of paper is the configurational attributes of Beyoglu's urban network through which the art events impact on and are impacted by pedestrian use of urban space. The method addresses the locations of art events as places of art-driven social co-presence, and the pedestrian movement as the force that holds the events in a networked structure. Analyzing Beyoglu's street network configurationally, the paper quantitatively presents the urban network's potential effect on pedestrian movement, and highlights the modes of urban space uses that can be possibly emerged through the natural pedestrian movement in Beyoglu. The approach reveals the aspects of spatial processes that would generate social effects in the urban experience of art events in Beyoglu.