Series

Book Launch Event

Followed by a talk with Ibrahim Arslan, Jasper Kettner and Heike Kleffner

Graphic Short Stories

Followed by a talk with Ersin Karabulut and Michael Jordan

Followed by a talk with Aisha Franz

A Mobile Job Market for the Neighbourhood

Followed by a talk with Çağın Kaya and Uygar Demoğlu

Animations from the Mobile Language Lab

Followed by a talk with Julia Kapelle

A JOURNEY TO MERIÇ

Followed by a talk with Caspar Pauli, Birgit Auf der Lauer and KABA HAT

bak.ma

Followed by a talk with artıkişler

EMBODIED INTERFACE

Followed by a talk with Catriona Shaw and Malve Lippmann

Films

GEZI PARK PROTESTS ANNIVERSARY

The Gezi Park protests marked a change in Turkish society. The peaceful atmosphere of the early days was violated by police violence and within a couple of days protests spread out from Gezi Park across the whole country. The Gezi Park protests did not only inspire an active consciousness for democracy and participation, but also let a new, young protest culture arise. In spite of the violence by the state, which has given rise to a sharp polarization within society, the peaceful and uniting character of the Gezi park protests still reflect the hope and desire for a country that is based on a functioning democracy, justice and freedom of speech, as well as the wish for a society full of respect and tolerance for each other.

We will show short films dealing with the protests from very different artistic point of views. The Turkish architect and independent writer Yelta Köm will present his initiative Herkes Icin Mimarlik (Architecture for All) and its internationally showcased work #occupygezi architecture. Finally, we will show the documentary Ekümenopolis – City Without Limits by Imre Azem which portrays the neoliberal urbanization in Istanbul and thus highlights the background and motivation for the Gezi Park protests.