Hrant Dink Foundation released a mobile application named KarDes providing information on the multicultural legacy of Istanbul. The application which is offered in Turkish and English, makes it possible to discover the locations and histories of nearly 900 multicultural buildings in Istanbul. The work provides a good source for researches on current memory narratives of non-Muslim communities of Istanbul.

Discover Istanbul with KarDes mobile application!

 “KarDes, is a mobile application designed as a personal tour guide in Turkish and English languages for users who wish to discover the multicultural legacy and multilayered fabric of Istanbul. The app can be downloaded free of charge from App Store and Play Store.”

“KarDes is a mobile application designed as a personal tour guide in Turkish and English languages for users who wish to discover the multicultural legacy and multilayered fabric of Istanbul. The KarDes app allows the user to discover the locations and histories of nearly 900 multicultural buildings in Istanbul, to take the memory tours to listen to the stories of people who have lived in various Istanbul districts as they walk through them, and to see old photographs of, or imagine, various neighborhoods and sites. Shedding light on Istanbul’s communal memory, it helps to share Istanbul’s pluralistic story.

With KarDes, users can discover the cultural inventory of nearly nine hundred sites such as mosques, synagogues, schools and cemeteries. The users can walk through the memory tours by listening the stories of people who have lived in various districts of Istanbul.”