Rhythmanalysis as a Method of Analyzing Everyday Life Spaces: The Case of Kıbrıs Şehitleri Street in İzmir


ABSTRACT The main aim of this paper is to demonstrate how everyday life of urban spaces can be analyzed through the interdisciplinary concept of rhythmanalysis. Lefebvre's conceptual expression defined as a Rhythmanalysis Project is an inspiring resource for revealing the rhythms of everyday life in cities and urban spaces. This project is first included in the book ‘Éléments de rythmanalyse: Introduction à la connaissance de rythme’, published in 1992 after the death of Lefebvre and translated in English as in 2004 as ‘Rhythmanalysis Space-Time and Everyday Life’. While examining the studies conducted so far, it has been seen that, rhythmanalysis theory is not an effective and valid rule that can be generalized. This term interpreted by researchers using different methods. The fact that rhythm analysis theory derives its origin from phenomenology leads to subjective and experiential interpretation of the studies. This study conducts a three-layered reading on selected Kıbrıs Şehitleri Street in the İzmir where is a prominent city in Mediterranean geography. It has been proposed a systematic reading model that will contribute to urban science by integrating the methods of space syntax, perceptual mapping and behavioral mapping to Lefebvre's rhythmic analysis project.