MED59 Urban Farming and the Environmental History of Istanbul

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Aleksandar Shopov (lecturer), Mgr. Danuša Čižmíková, PhD. (deputy)
Mgr. Danuša Čižmíková, PhD. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Danuša Čižmíková, PhD.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Wed 11. 12. 10:00–11:40 A21, 16:00–19:50 B2.21, Thu 12. 12. 10:00–11:40 A21, 16:00–19:50 G24, Fri 13. 12. 11:00–14:50 A21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 50 student(s).
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Course objectives
Urban farming has become central to discussions of the future of the city. Many cities across the globe have established community gardens in which residents cultivate and enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables, and small farmers’ markets offer locally grown produce in the heart of the city. But is urban farming really such a new phenomenon? Can we make sense of the city without studying the changing relationship between people, the built environment, plants and water? How do people create and experience spaces that we call urban or agrarian? If nature is not a given but a site of perpetual engagement with the landscape, can we understand how a city like Istanbul changes together with its lakes, streams, and agricultural land? This course uses an interdisciplinary approach to educate students from diverse academic backgrounds (such as history, biology, environmental studies, public policy, heritage management, archaeology) about the context and history of urban farming practices and water management in Istanbul.
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