Narrative Landscape: The Transformation of Memory(scape) making in Gallipoli Peninsula

Gurler E., Yetiskin E. B., Özer B.

Space and Culture, vol.21, no.3, pp.274-290, 2018 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1206331217735299
  • Journal Name: Space and Culture
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-290
  • Keywords: commemoration, Gallipoli Peninsula, memorial, memorialization, memory(scape), narrative landscape
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2017, The Author(s) 2017.This article studies the transformation of commemoration and memorialization and the effects of this transformation on memory(scape) making in Turkey. The article focuses on the case study of the Gallipoli Peninsula where the most concentrated examples and intensive instances of commemoration and memorialization practices are represented. The article exposes contemporary political and social change in terms of landscape architecture and sociology by analyzing the transformation process in memory and memory(scape) making in Turkey. The article is based on ethnographic research patterns and concludes that the centralized secular memorialization practices in Gallipoli starting from the early 2000s until today were transformed into distributed narrative-based memorialization through religious and traditional values by using landscape as a fundamental element of memory(scape) making.