STUDY TRIP: Istanbul (2015/16)

Semester II: 28 September - 2 October, 2015                                                                    
SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms – 14th Istanbul Biennial                                           




Day 1 – Monday 28th September

Travel day – Accommodation – Individual sightseeing


Day 2 – Tuesday 29th September 

Concentrate on Biennial venues at Karaköy and Beyoglu: 20 venues


10:00 Meet at Istanbul Modern 

(Tram from Sultanahmet/Gülhane to Tophane, + short walk to Istanbul Modern) 

Meet artist Merve Unsal, who will be our guide Tuesday and Wednesday.

12:15 Leave for guided, organic route around Beyoğlu venues.

– Lunch, Near Italian High School


Beyoğlu 2: Cezayir, House (Bostanbaşı St. No. 30), The Hotel Galatasaray, Garage (Boğazkesen St. No. 108/A), Garage (Çukurcuma St. No. 7), Store (Boğazkesen Cad. No. 106), The Italian High School, DEPO       FLO building in Istiklal Street


Break(s) – rest, for tea, drink 


Beyoğlu 1: ARTER, Pera Museum, ADAHAN Hotel and Cistern, SALT Galata (open10–20 Tue to Sat), Vault Karaköy The House Hotel, Kasa Galeri


Suggestion for the evening: Tünel / Asmal Mescit area for drinks and meal. Lots of Mehane, resatuarants, etc. to choose from. Smaller groups. 


Day 3 – Wednesday 30th September

Princes’ Islands, Adalar – Büyükada – 7 venues

08:55  Meet at KABATAS   Adalar Isekelesi – Ferry dock (e.g., tram from Sultanahmet)

Departure 0930 –  Arrive at Büyükada 1105

Duration 95 minutes

Alternative boat company called Mavi Marmara is perhaps a little quicker.


Büyükada: Kaptan Paşa Sea Bus, Büyükada Public Library, Hotel Splendid Palace, Rizzo Palace, Mizzi Mansion, Çankaya 57, Trotsky House

No cars, try a Fayton, horse-drawn carriage. 


Suggestion for the evening: a relaxed meal at 

Fıccın  İstiklal Cad. Kallavi Sok.   No:13/1 – 7/1 Beyoğlu


Day 4 – Thursday 1st October  

“Free” day

Suggestions: A walk through the Fatih – Balat district 

To  Küçük Mustafa Paşa Hamam TARİHİ YARIMADA OLD CITY Yavuz Sultan Selim Mah. Müstantik Cad. No: 23-35, 34083 Fatih,  

Wael Shawky in Balat which is 20 min by taxi

And Chora Church –13th century mosaics, Ayvansaray Mh., Kariye Cami Sk. No:26, Fatih


– Sultanahmet: Topkapi Palace with Harem, Hagia Sofia and Basilica Cistern are all well worth a visit.

– Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar and a Hamman


19:00 – meal together

Sehir Meyhanesi

Adress: İstiklal cad. Kartal sk. 3/a 34433 Galatasaray 


Day 5 – Friday 2 October

Return travel (for some)





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