bi'baxchange #25

Istanbul Book Launch

Saturday 30.06.2018 at 4 pm at Depo Istanbul!

Labor migration creates new models of the transnational family, which despite geographical distances strives to maintain contact between the separated family members. Our new interdisciplinary project—Bitter Things—retraces positions on this topic from the 1960s right up to present day perspectives.

Besides the exhibition in Istanbul and Berlin a side program with films, lectures and discussions will be held. Moreover a publication with academic and literary contributions, interviews, songs and photos examining the topic from interdisciplinary perspectives has been released.

The book launch of our newest publication will take place at Depo, including a panel discussion with Ayşe Akalın, Ok-Hee Jeong and Malve Lippmann.

Welcome and Introduction by Malve Lippmann and Can Sungu (bi’bak), in English and Turkish Lecture by Dr. Ayşe Akalın (Associate Professor of Sociology Istanbul Technical University), in English Reading by Ok-Hee Jeong (Author and former left-behind child), in German with subtitles in English
Panel discussion with: Ayşe Akalın, Ok-Hee Jeong, Malve Lippmann, Moderator: Maike Suhr (Editor of the book Bitter Things)English

Ayşe Akalın is associate professor of sociology at Istanbul Technical University. In her research she focuses on gender and migration. Her PhD is about foreign domestic workers in Turkey.

Ok-Hee Jeong was born in South Korea and came to Germany when she was eight years old. She studied arts and Korean studies and currently works as a free journalist, filmmaker, and author in Berlin.

Malve Lippmann is the co-founder of bi’bak and artist-curator of the exhibition Bitter Things.

A project by bi’bak in Cooperation with Archive (Berlin), DEPO Istanbul and DOMiD – Documentation Center and Museum about Migration in Germany (Cologne). Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Kindly supported by Goethe Institute Istanbul