Narrating Memories of Past and Place through Bahçelievler Apartments

Dilara Inam (Indiana University)

This paper is an exploration of Bahçelievler residents’ narratives and their memory of place—and of the past—as understood through apartments. It aims to understand Bahçelievler residents’ narratives of local spaces and meaningful times in relation to their emotional attachment to their apartments. Furthermore, these attachments are not directly linked to the apartments, which are either demolished or in danger of it, but they are linked to felt meanings and social values that residents attribute to these apartments.

Part of 09-10 Place and Memory, Saturday, October 15, 2:30 pm–4:30 pm