Tag Archives: Turkey

The Walk

Good Chance is a humanitarian theatre company founded in 2015 in the unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France that’s often called “The Jungle”. It is behind an exciting  public art project that will travel across two continents and many national … Continue reading

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Vacation in a Box

Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of us have been forced to postpone our summer vacation plans, but IKEA in Dubai has come up with a clever idea to offer “vacations in a box” to help send customers to far-flung … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism: Istanbul

The recently opened Kitap Koala bookstore in Istanbul’s Şişli district offers 30,000 books to its customers with the commitment to give all of its profits to animal shelters and cover the medical needs of stray animals all over Turkey. The … Continue reading

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My Kind of Recycling

During the last eight months, the trash collectors in the Çankaya District of Ankara, Turkey have rescued more than 5,000 books from the garbage. Thanks to their diligence, a lending library has been created in the townhall. The library is open … Continue reading

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What It Says On The Tin

Last week, Karabük University in Karabük, Turkey inaugurated the new Kamil Gūlec Library. The impressive facade is composed of fifteen books up to 20 meters high. H/t to Ahmet Yildirim for the post.  

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Tumblr this is not

Love old books? Check-out the terrific new website Quill from book historian Erik Kwakkel.

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Book Bench

H/t to Bibliodiverisidad for these pics of wonderful book benches in Istanbul.    

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Taksim Square Book Club

After weeks of demonstrations and clashes between protesters and police across Turkey, a new type of civil disobedience has emerged—the Standing Protest. Turkish performance artist Erdem Gunduz started it off by standing with his hands in his pockets facing the … Continue reading

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Axonometric and Not

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Mapmania

You won’t find any of these marvelous one-of-a-kind maps in your typical travel guidebook, but they make exceedingly clever ways to interact with geographic places. Some of the very talented creators of these diverse and idiosyncratic maps are professional illustrators … Continue reading

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