My new article on place attachment

»Click to download the article The process of developing an emotional nexus between the self and an uncanny geography: An autoethnography Ceren Boğaç Eastern Mediterranean University, Department of Architecture, Famagusta, North Cyprus, Via Mersin 10, Turkey   Abstract In this paper, I aim to explore my nexus with a prohibited place and its emotional meaning,…

“360 Degrees” – ALPHA TV GREECE

A short documentary about Famagusta that is broadcasted on Alpha TV to present various dimensions of the city’s division and displacement for former and current citizens. I would like to thank to Maya Filippopoulou once again, the editor in chief, for her sensitivity to reflect Turkish Cypriot and bicommunal peace building efforts in this documentary….

Memory Landscapes of Famagusta

Today I talked with Maya Filippopoulou, Editor in chief of 360 Degrees News program, Alpha TV Greece, about memory landscapes of Famagusta and the ontological meaning of the city’s fragmentation for both communities. We also discussed about future projections through the facts regarding to the ecological threats. I would like to thank to her and…

Thanks to Al Jazeera

Thanks to Megan and Wojtek from Al Jazeera to help us to share our vision for an integrated Famagusta! All about the project and more is coming in the documentary by Vasia Markides soon. The Famagusta Ecocity Project Teaser

Peace making, Freedom, Equality and The Famagusta Ecocity Project

European Parliament definitely needs such brave and ambitious people! I had an amazing day with Berta Herrero talking about the current situation in the island and arround, peace making, freedom, equality, diversity, democracy and of course The Famagusta Ecocity Project. The Meditteranean spirit bounds people beyond the countries; it must be the sea…

The book of “I like Europe”

I would like to thank once again to Amélie and Caroline for making me part of this book in which as they expresses tried to “understand what we share, what we hope for, what our historic and cultural references are across the continent, what is good and what is difficult about being young in Europe, but…

“As It Happens” CBC RADIO-Canada

Talking to CBC RADIO-Canada “As It Happens” with Carol Off and Jeff Douglas during the “Famagusta EcoCity Project Phase I” process. PART THREE (@ “13:36) click to listen CYPRUS HOTELS LAND Beautiful beaches, white sands and an array of hotels with Mediterranean views to die for: the resort town of Varosha in Cyprus has everything. But…

Reviving Famagusta; From Ghost Town to Eco-city?

    Dr. Ceren Bogac’s presentation at ’02:37:38 It was very emotional for me to meet with all those Famagusta refugees, tell them my personal narrative regarding our home town, sharing our experiences and hoping for a solution. I like to thank for all those beautiful people for their kind words who spend time with…

Maraş: Akdeniz’in unutulmuş plajı

BBC.CO.UK Türkçe Richard Hooper ve Vibeke Venema BBC Dünya Servisi Akdeniz’in gizli sahili Maraş’a hoşgeldiniz. Kilometrelerce uzanan kum sahillerde, doğayla tamamen başbaşasınız. İstediğiniz odayı seçebileceğiniz onlarca büyük otel, art arda uzanıyor. Ama yola çıkmadan önce, sahile yaklaşırken karşınıza çıkacak kalın telleri kesmek için yanınıza bir cıvata kesici almayı unutmayın. Yasak bölgede görülen kişileri öldürme emri…

Talking to Radio France about living in a Fragmented Island

Two weeks ago I got a phone call from a journalist, Caroline Gillet, from Radio France. She said that she was making portraits about young people all over the Europe and listened to our BCC Outlook Radio program with Vasia Markides and interested to make an interview with young Cypriots about the current fragmentation of the…

Awakening the ghosts of Varosha: An Ecocity Project for Famagusta

I grow up in Famagusta, on the second floor of an apartment blog looking to ghost town Varosha. I listed to golden age of this abandoned place from my father who spent his youth in the region during mid 60’s until the fragmentation of the island in 1974. Our neighbours were ghosts living on the…