Van Alen Book Club will discuss Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk’s Istanbul: Memories and the City. A city that has long fascinated urbanists, tourists, and locals alike, these days, Istanbul is also in the news: It is at the center of the Syrian migration crisis and is being reshaped by Prime Minister Erdogan’s aggressive development policies. Pamuk’s portrait of the Turkish capital is a deeply personal one, and will serve as our guide to this extraordinary city.
Registration is open to new and former participants of the Van Alen Book Club. We’ll continue our tradition of providing drinks and a light dinner.