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Mi Karaköy & Mi Eminönü

LOCATION : Karaköy and Eminönü, Istanbul, Turkey

CLIENT : School Project - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nantes, Projet de Fin d'Etudes (Susan Dunne - with the help of Fanta Oumar Diawara, Pierre Blanchard & Jérémie Binard)

DATE : 2014

SUBJECT : Illustration of a narrative map of the Karaköy and Eminönü neighborhoods in Istanbul as part of the illustrator's final architectural project. The map traces a ten-day stay in the city, with a focus on these two neighborhoods.


  • Land survey, walks, photos, informal meetings

  • In situ experiments to analyze the uses of the place

  • Note taking, synthesis, writing the story to be told, defining the format and framing of the map

  • Illustration of the map which transcribes the history of the place, its uses, the encounters

  • Research workshop around the uses and presentation of the card, invitation of the people involved to observe the card, to discuss


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