(Talking TR – October 2, 2015)

In this Talking TR video, Cihan Uzunçarşılı Baysal explains “parasitic urbanization” by focusing on the implosion and explosion mechanisms of Istanbul. 3rd airport project to construct Aerotropolis and its destruction on Northern Forests of Istanbul gets special attention in the presentation. Baysal at the end of her presentation claims that extended urbanization creates hyper exploitative undemocratic system that relies on accumulation by dispossesion, forced evictions, loss of commons and ecological plunder.