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Enthusiasm for Space: Affects and Hierarchies in the production of Tarlabași (2015-2016)

Field of study: Ethnology

The pilot urban renewal project in Tarlabaşı has amounted to the displacement and dispossession of communities. While the demolition in the area opened the space to curious visitors, researchers, activists and artists triggering an enthusiasm for the case, its impact already transforms the everyday life of the inhabitants in the surrounding of the construction site. How do these interventions affect the everyday relations of the production of space? In this article, I investigate the connotations of this question to open up a discussion about the modes of resistance with regards to the political significance of ‘affects’.

Keywords: space, affects, power, urban transformation, resistance

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