New sections on Diyarbakır's Memory: 'The history of production'

Three new sections of the current exhibition of Diyarbakır’s Memory, The history of production: Crossroads, cornucopia and politics, are online: A world that unfolds with a single grape, The well-established craft of jewellery and Both a means of living and a way of life: Animal husbandry.

Diyarbakır’s geographical structure and the diversity of climate it creates, meant that there was always a broad spectrum of products in the region. Diyarbakır stands at a crossroads of trade routes in the region, thus further increasing the significance of the city. To extend this historical debate to the present day means that we must discuss not only wars, regional and global change and famine, but also land reform that failed to materialize, policies that condemned the region to economic underdevelopment and the grave outcome of the combination of neoliberalism with such policies.

Contributing authors: Dr. Mehmet Atlı, Levon Bağış, Dr. Uğur Bayraktar, Prof. Dr. Gültekin Özdemir, Prof. Dr. Aslı Özdoğan 
Exhibition editor: Pınar Öğünç 
Translation: Nazım Dikbaş (English), Ekrem Yıldız & Murat Bayram (Kurdish) 
Design: Fika

Diyarbakır’s Memory was developed as part of the project conducted by Anadolu Kültür in partnership with the Diyarbakır Association for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Assets. In the website, the tangible and intangible cultural values, multicultural character and history of Diyarbakır, which have remained in existence on its original site for six thousand years without interruption, are treated in light of various chosen themes.

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The “Diyarbakır’s Memory” project is realized with the support of Gerda Henkel Stiftung and Chrest Foundation.