'One Hundred Years of İzmir' Symposium Started

Izmir's Hundred Years Symposium Has Started
'One Hundred Years of İzmir' Symposium Started

Organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality as part of the activities of the 100th anniversary of the liberation of the city, the symposium titled “Izmir's Hundred Years” has started. Speaking at the opening, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu said, “We know that there are ideas, information and projects that politicians who set out to serve İzmir need to learn from scientists, academics and artists. Those who will come out of this symposium will shed light on us.”

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the liberation of İzmir with events, the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality City Archive, Museums and Libraries Branch Directorate organized the “Century of İzmir” symposium at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Art Center. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Ertuğrul Tugay, scientists, historians, writers and artists. joined.

Özuslu: “İzmir is a city where everyone can express themselves freely”

Making the opening speech of the symposium, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Mayor Mustafa Özuslu said, “Peace is a word that fits İzmir very well. This is the theme of the symposium. We all know that İzmir is an important city where everyone can express themselves freely and live freely. It is indeed a women's city, as reflected in its founding story. In this symposium, the social, political and economic transformations that the city has experienced in 100 years will be revealed. We know that there are many ideas, information and projects that politicians who set out to serve Izmir need to learn from scientists, academics and artists. Those who will come out of this symposium will shed light on us.”

Kılıçkaya, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality City Archive, Museums and Libraries Branch Manager, said, “We held many events throughout the year. We think that this symposium has a very special and important place.”

Göregenli: “One of the most talked about cities on İzmir”

The symposium started with the session “One Hundred Years of İzmir: History, Culture and Identity”. prof. Dr. In the session chaired by Melek Göregenli, Dr. Erkan Serce, Prof. Dr. Ersin Doger and Ahmet Güneştekin attended as speakers. prof. Dr. Melek Göregenli said, “It is the people living in that city that make up the identity of cities. Izmir is one of the most talked about cities. A homogeneous identity cannot be brought to any city,” he said. prof. Dr. Ersin Doger gave information about the settlements of Izmir. Dr. Erkan Serçe made a presentation on “İzmir: History and Identity”.

Scientists will meet

With the symposium, the traces of the change and development experienced by the city will be traced, and the issues will be discussed with their historical contexts and origins. In the symposium program, İzmir's Centennial: History, Culture and Identity, Occupation Liberation and Peace, Economics and Politics, Population and Migrations, Gender Studies, Different Faces of Education, Cultural Heritage, Liberation from Occupation İzmir, Reflections on World Press, City and Architecture, İzmir Topics such as Culture and Art, Architecture and Architects will be on the agenda.

Günceleme: 15/12/2022 14:57

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