Shipping nightmare for an historic yalı
By John Scott | April 8, 2018
Of all the houses on the Bosphorus that had to be struck by the Vitaspirit, a 74,000-ton, 225 metre cargo ship yesterday afternoon, did it have to be the Hekimbaşı Yalı? And not only that but the most historic part of the house. Every creaking floorboard, every inch of its...
Archaeobotany workshop with Dr Chantel White
By Cornucopia UK | August 17, 2013
Cornucopia’s editor John Scott gave his keen observations of last Wednesday’s archaeobotany workshop at Yedikule bostans
(gardens) with Dr Chantel White in yesterday’s blog. Today I will take you through Chantel’s own observations. The area of the Yedikule gardens marked on a map of Istanbul
A bit of background: the...
Culinary Arts, History, News, Talks and Lectures
The ongoing destruction of Istanbul's cultural heritage
By John Scott | July 8, 2013
YEDİKULE YEDİKULE YEDİKULE! Before reading this, fling open your window, fill your lungs with air and bellow 'Yedikule!
' three times very fast. For anyone in earshot who ever called Istanbul home, it will bring a tear to the eye. Now sit down and brace yourself. This is yet another sad...
Architecture, Culinary Arts, History, News, - Gezi Protests, Travel
By Cornucopia TR | February 16, 2011
It was recently announced that that Ayşe Erkmen has been chosen by IKSV to represent Turkey at the 54th Venice Biennale later this year (June 4 - November 27, 2011). Erkmen was chosen by the curator Fulya Erdemci; Erkmen and Erdemci will collaborate with curator Danae Mossman and industrial designer...
Contemporary Art, Exhibitions, News