Sivas cultural heritage with its narratives and geographic diversity
Develi's cultural heritage with its fountains, houses and crafts
Adana cultural heritage in the city and the countryside
Since its establishment, Hrant Dink Foundation has been working on cultural heritage in different regions of Turkey. After implementing the projects of Habap Fountains, Armenian Architects of Turkey, Kayseri with its Armenian and Greek Cultural Heritage and the Turkey Cultural Heritage online interactive map, the foundation is now working on a new project, Adaptive and Creative Reuse of Sites of Memory. The project will last till the begining of 2018 and will cover adaptive and creative reuse activities in Kayseri's Develi district, Adana and Sivas.
To observe the cultural diversification of Sivas, one needs to travel from Suşehri to Şarkışla, from Hafik to Gürün and from Yıldızeli to Zara. As we researched the last witnesses of the old Sivas, we looked for creative reuse in Divriği.
Unlike most of the rest of Turkey, Armenians continued to live in Develi till the 1970s. By our research on the cultural heritage of Develi, we aimed at finding ways of reviving the memory and uncovering the culture of the area.
Adana is one of the locations we work in the scope of the project Adaptive and Creative Reuse of Sites of Memory. The fieldwork that covered center of Adana and Aladağ, shed light on cultural heritage in urban and rural environments.
Alex Krikorian’s Hishadag Everek-Feneseyi (Memory of Everek-Fenese) covers a wide timespan and various topics. We used this source to understand the 19th century Armenian schools in Everek and Fenese.
Izmir Surp Istepannos Armenian Church was built in 1853 and burned down in 1922 by the famous Izmir fire that burned down the entire Armenian Haynots neighborhood.
In early 20th century Şebinkarahisar had 20,000 population, of which 8,000 were Armenians. In Turkey Cultural Heritage Map, on Şebinkarahisar are registered 16 Armenian places: 7 schools, 7 churches and 2 monasteries.
Hrant Dink Foundation's Cultural Heritage team participated in the Seventh IFEA Archeology Meetings on 23 of November 2016, with a presentation on "Creative and Adaptive Reuse of Sites of Memory in Anatolia".
Hrant Dink Foundation organized a new panel with the participation of Cultural Heritage Without Borders (CHwB) representatives in Eastern Europe and of the Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.