The KPY Yearbook is published by the Istanbul Bilgi University’s Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY). Every issue hosts analytical and critical essays, reviews of prominent trends, ideas and dynamics that shaped the cultural management and policy field in the course of the past year, from Turkey and around the world. In this issue, the topic is Cultural Interventions.


Focus: Cultural Interventions
Introduction: Cultural Policy and Cultural Politics in the Twenty-First Century
Kevin Robins


Transforming Cultural institutions: Searching for Viable Models as a Prerequisite for Independence, Artistic Excellence and Responsible Management
Nina Obuljen Koržinek

State of Confusion: Public, Commercial or Philanthropic? UK Arts and Culture Policy in 2015
Christopher Gordon

Negotiating the Governmentality of Film in the UK
Richard Paterson

Kazakhstan’s Way – 2050: Multiculturalism, State Cultural Policy, and Post-Soviet National Consolidation
Terry Sandell

A Centralised Decentralisation: Outsourcing in the Turkish Cultural Heritage Sector
Daniel David Shoup, Sara Bonini Baraldi and Luca Zan

Storm Over Culture: Transformation of Cultural Policy in Turkey?
Asu Aksoy and Burcu Yasemin Şeyben

State Support in Cinema and Censorship
Pelin Başaran

Civil Society

The Past of ‘Commons’ Politics and its Political Potential after the Gezi Resistance
Zeyno Pekünlü

Resources and Shortcomings of Pluralism in Today’s Turkey: Gezi Park Protests in the Light of Pluralism
Cengiz Aktar

The Failure of a Project: Gezi Park, and More
Vasıf Kortun

The Gezi of the Fans: ACAB, Anti-x and Politicisation
Tanıl Bora

Rasim Erdem Avşar

Protesting into the Void: Bulgarian Citizens Discover Impunity
Ivaylo Ditchev

Open Space

Crossing Borders: Cultural Policy Research and the Politics of Development
Jonathan Vickery

Rules of Good Participatory Governance in the Allocation of Public Funds to Artists and Cultural Organisations: A Practical Guide
Charles Vallerand and Azadeh Lessard

Shopping Malls as Cultural Spaces
Özlem Canyürek

A Letter from Syria
Liwaa Yazji


Özgür Uçkan as an Intellectual
Serhan Ada

In memory of Dr. Özgür Uçkan
Erkan Saka


Strategic Analysis of the Design Field in Turkey within the Framework of the ‘Design Strategy Document and Action Plan’
Gökçe Dervişoğlu Okandan

To Each His Own Cinema
Ares Shporta

Syriza’s Cultural Policy
Theodora Tsitoura

Museum, Technology and Democracy: A Review of Democratising the Museum: Reflections on Participatory Technologies
Elif Çiğdem Artan

Methodology for the Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Biosphere Reserves: the Montseny Experience
Lluís Garcia Petit

The 18th IFOAM World Organic Congress
Buğday Association

Nihan Dalbeler