Author Archives: Alize Arıcan

Alize is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and an anthropologist of urban life, temporality, futurity, migration, racialization, and care. In her current project, she explores these issues through an engaged ethnography of Istanbul’s Tarlabaşı neighborhood. Her work has appeared in City & Society, Radical Housing Journal, and entanglements: experiments in multimodal ethnography, and is forthcoming in Current Anthropology. She is also a host on the podcast series, New Books Network.
The image shows five children sitting on a rug on a street and drawing with crayons.

Technologies of Representation: Possibilities of Social Media in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul

“Every week somebody comes here to take photos of our laundry and put it up on the internet. Today, I took one and put it up right here. It’s not our laundry, but it’s a bear. This might be a dump, but this is my dump, and I care about what goes on the internet about it.” (read more...)