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Dear Blickwechsel friends,

There is only one day left until our international conference "We, the City. Plurality and Resistance in Berlin and Istanbul".

We are happy to announce an interdisciplinary three-day-programme open to academics, activists, artists, students and other interested people of Berlin and Istanbul. The programme includes film screenings & discussions, a walking tour, a performance & reading, moderated talks, panel discussions and more.

In this newsletter we would like to draw your attention to certain events taking place within the framework of our conference.

For the full programme and registration please visit We, the City

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at our conference.

Warm regards,
the Blickwechsel team

KEYNOTE: Reading with Emine Sevgi Özdamar

The event will begin with a performative act by Misal Adnan Yildiz, followed by a reading by Emine Sevgi Özdamar.

May 24
Fri 17:45 - 18:30 Naked Language

Performative Act by Mİsal Adnan Yıldız
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Fri 18:30 – 19:30 Reading with Emine Sevgi Özdamar
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The reading will be held in German.
Venue: Tieranatomisches Theater

Two Contested Cities: Urban Transformation and Resistance in Berlin and Istanbul - Film Screening and Discussion

May 23
Thu 18:00 – 21:00
A Selection of Short Films by the Filmmakers İmre Azem (Istanbul) and Matthias Coers (Berlin), followed by a discussion moderated by Ulrike Hamann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin). Visit our webpage to see the list of short films to be screened.

Kino Moviemento
*Free of charge tickets can be picked up at the Moviemento ticket office the same evening. First come, first served. You can also reserve your tickets directly at Kino Moviemento and pick them up tomorrow evening.


May 23-25
Installation by Oscar Durand and Kathryn Hamilton
Kaba Kopya, meaning 'rough copies', takes its title from a description made by a Turkish politician of the academics who had signed the 2016 peace petition, who he called 'rough copies of academics'. 
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Tieranatomisches Theater
Thu 14:00–18:00
Fri 13:00–21:00
Sat 14:00–18:00

Aquarium (Südblock)
Sat 10:00–22:00

The installation will display the results of a workshop that was jointly conducted with an interdisciplinary group of students from Humboldt-Universität, Freie Universität and Universität der Künste in Berlin with Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. 
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Humboldt Graduate School - Room 122
Thu 14:00–18:00
Fri 09:00–18:00


Korospular is a queer feminist choir started by a group of artists and activists based in Istanbul, who re-interpret existing songs with lubunca, a slang used among queer people in Turkey. More information

Aquarium (Südblock) 
Sat 20:15 – 21:00

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Institute for Social Sciences
Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies

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