Cultural Policy Yearbook

Cultural Policy Yearbook is an international, peer-reviewed publication, producing high-quality, original research published by Istanbul Bilgi University Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY). The Yearbook is a bilingual, and annual book published both in English and in Turkish in two separate volumes. CPY Yearbook consists of three sections including a dossier named “Focus” which consists of a title formed around the conceptualization and contemporary discussions on the chosen theme as well as "Open Space" and "Review".
The “Focus” theme is determined by the editor(s) appointed by the editorial board for each issue.
The “Open Space” gives coverage to articles on the latest developments and debates in the area of cultural policy and management which are not included in the “Focus”.
The “Review” includes short information, criticism, and commentary on publications, legislation, and international documents, events, works of art, and academic/cultural meetings.


Table of Contents



Serhan Ada

Keynote (Video Talk)

Franco “Bifo” Berardi


FOCUS (Editors: Franco Bianchini - Guy Saez)


Urban Cultural Policies: Some Notes on the Present and on Possible Futures

Franco Bianchini - Guy Saez - Enrico Tommarchi


The Fragile City

Adam Chmielewski


Human Rights and the City: What Role for Human Rights in the Creative City?

Jonathan Vickery


Beyoğlu in Istanbul: Whose Story is It?

Asu Aksoy - Kevin Robins


Investigating the Relationships Between Cultural Heritage and Mega-Events Across Heritage-Rich Cities in Europe

Davide Ponzini - Zachary Mark Jones


City Cultural Policies and Participative Governance Models

Milena Dragićević Šešić - Tatjana Nikolić


The Post “Global City” Syndrome: The Rise and Fall of Culture-Led Urban Regeneration in Valencia

Enrico Tommarchi


Reinventing Urban Cultural Policies in the Light of Culture of Cooperation: The Case of Citizen Laboratories in Madrid

Raphaël Besson


Counterculture as a Financial Asset: The Commodification of LX Factory in Lisbon

Leticia Carmo - Luca Pattaroni - Mischa Piraud


(Un-)predictable? The Ambiguous Relationship Between Cultural Policy and Urban Planning

Johannes Crückeberg - Andrea Cederquist - Daniel Gad


The New Urban Cultural Policy in South Africa: Selected Case Studies

Richard Haines - Casper Lötter


Rhetoric versus Reality of the Creative City in ASEAN

Phitchakan Chuangchai


OPEN SPACE (Editors: Ayça Bayrak, Adil Serhan Şahin)


The Case of Hagia Sophia Under “Pious-Authoritarian” Neoliberalism

İsmail Tiryaki


Art as a Means of Resistance: Case Study Post-Revolutionary Capital Tunis (Tunisia)

Nouhad Khalifa


Encounters in Naturecultures: A Tour of Infrastructure and Heritage on the New Silk Road

Can Zeren


REVIEW (Editor: Alara Demirel)


“European Capital of Culture”: An Instrument for a Future Cultural Policy in Processes of Transformation

Wolfgang Schneider


The Urban Aesthetics of Absence

Andrew Carpenter


“Who Has a Seat on the Table?”: Our Lives as Cities Become Uniform...

Funda Şenol Cantek


Review on the Rome Charter 2020: Interview with Luca Bergamo

Serhan Ada - Funda Lena


A Review on The Effects of Social Economic Structure on Copyrights

Eda Çataklar


The Young Researchers Conference on Cultural Policy and Cultural Diplomacy, Istanbul Bilgi University (21-22 August 2020)

Jonathan Vickery


Transforming Programming Approach with Interdisciplinary Transition and Borrowed Concepts: COVID-in-Residence

Emre Erbirer