5 Works

Contradictions Between Local Values and Top-down Conservation Priorities: Taşkale, Turkey

Emine Cigdem Asrav & Ayse Guliz Bilgin Altinoz
Taşkale village, located on a valley, has been formed by having direct relations with nature within its own dynamics. In its historical continuum, there has always been active and continuous use of places even though functions change in time. The initial settlement starts in rock-cut spaces, then the settlement moves towards the slope of the valley in front of the rock formation. The rock formation has been used for various purposes of inhabitation, storage and...

A Discussion on Rural Transformation in Turkey

Vacide Betül Kurtuluş & Neriman Şahin Güçhan
Rural areas represent an indigenous culture and richness of a native society. The environment made by this society is a product of local culture, built by the use of available local materials, considering local production and lifestyle of the villages. Continuity of rural areas is necessary for safeguarding a specific landscape – which has specific features – on earth with its components. A specific landscape can sustain only with a continuous rural life. For a...

Rural Heritage Places in Turkey: Different Contexts | Diverse Issues | Distinct Responses

Ayse Guliz Bilgin Altinoz & Ozgun Ozcakir
In the panel; complex physical, social and economic structure of rural heritage places and the problems that they are faced with today will be discussed with reference to three different villages from different regions of Turkey. The selected rural heritage places for this study are Kemer in Aegean Region, Taşkale in Central Anatolia Region and Gaziköy in Thrace. These three cases are selected as the representatives of rural heritage places in Turkey with different contexts...

From Understanding to Action for Conservation and Sustainability of a Rural Heritage Place: Kemer, Turkey

Cansu Ekici, Miray Kisaer, Azime Aladag, Ayse Guliz Bilgin Altinoz, Ozgun Ozcakir, Mercan Yavuzatmaca & Sibel Yildrim Esen
This presentation explains the rural architectural and settlement features of the historical village of Kemer Village, together with indigenous knowledge on living and building traditions, resources and processes. It also discusses the factors, processes and dynamics affecting Kemer Village as an historic rural settlement, and consequently, proposes principles, policies, strategies and actions for the conservation and sustainability of rural heritage place by including all the decision makers, inhabitants and experts to the shared decision-making process.

A Multi-layered Rural Settlement Resisting to Sustain the Rural Habitat: Gaziköy, Turkey

Nihan Bulut, Tugce Yuruk, Sera Naz Ersoy, Ayse Guliz Bilgin Altinoz, Ozgun Ozcakir & Meltem Cetiner
The most important features of rural settlements are the fertile agricultural lands satisfying needs of people, the connections with the regional transportation network and proximity to natural resources such as water and fresh air. These features are important for the continuation of rural life and Gazikoy, which is known as Ganos in ancient period, has always been a rural settlement since antiquity because of them. Throughout time, Gaziköy (Ganos) in Thrace was inhabited by different...

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