Station: Istanbul Encyclopedia | SALT Beyoglu
January 15 - June 15
Historian and novelist Reşad Ekrem Koçu’s 30 years of work, “The Encyclopedia of Istanbul”, is open for viewing at SALT Beyoğlu.
The content of the 11 volumes of the encyclopedia, printed from the letter A to G when Koçu was alive until 1975, will be discussed with presentations, talks and workshops at Forum and Open Cinema. Participants will be able contribute to writing the colophons of the articles, analyzing the volumes A to G. Selected works about the history of Istanbul will be given space along with Koçu’s other works on the city.
The Station Exhibit is an extension of the three-year work, conducted in partnership with SALT, to open the printed volumes and the archive in question for access through online software, transferring them to a digital environment. It is intended that the relationship of the article’s colophons, that will be prepared with the contribution of the participants alongside guest experts and researchers; texts and visuals that were collected for the encyclopedia and the archive will be made clear.