translator of turkish. phd student in cultural anthropology.


Ecumenopolis and Beyond: An Interview with Imre Azem

By Duygu Parmaksızoğlu

"In Ecumenopolis, we explain broadly what capital is doing in the city. This term, capital, it kept coming up, we talk about foreign capital, we talk about domestic capital. This is generally how we always talk in the struggle for the city. But who is capital, what is it, where does it come from, where is it going, we want to look at that a bit. We want to give a bit more depth to the phenomenon we call capital. We want to be able to produce some concrete definitions. We want to show first of all how this capital functions widely in finance markets across the world, and second of all we want to show its relationship with the construction and real estate industries."


Nicholas Glastonbury