‘Once upon a time’ Istanbul

soundwalksCompare today’s Istanbul to “once upon a time” Istanbul both auditorily and digitally. Listen to Khadija Massaoudi’s İstanbul back in 1900s, see her photo at Giyçek’s display window.


Project made a research on historical maps of Istanbul. After six months of intense work on Pervitich’s and Goad’s insurance maps, approximately 260 sheets of Istanbul maps are merged by professional urban planners to form Istanbul that belongs to another time span.

The project invites four artists from visual, performance and sound disciplines to make sound walks according to the old maps of Istanbul. Following the instructions given on the old maps, the audience is asked to walk in the Istanbul of the present time, doubling the time lapse with the lapse of the locations as well.