- # Social
Istanbul Walkabouts uses critical walking as a methodology to explore, record and map northern Istanbul. Unlike urbanized, industrialized and populated global city; sparsely populated northern Istanbul consists of water reserves, forests, quarries and farms lands. Simultaneously, this region houses Northern Marmara Highway that not only connects Asia to Europe over Bosphorus for the third time but also acts as a spine to forthcoming megaprojects like ecologically catastrophic artificial strait or world’s largest airport. As Istanbul Walkabouts investigates territories the highway transits directly on site with the archaic and anthropic mode of moving about the Earth, it constitutes a critique of the neoliberal operations on northern Istanbul and creates awareness and transparency about these territories by walking around them. Ultimately, it intends to produce a resistance to top-down urbanization policies and establish a platform of discussion and discourse to inform future urbanisms.