KASSIA & THE NEW ISTANBUL CONVENT(ION)
From September to October 2021, a five-part analogue-digital conference series will be created, with international speakers* and in concrete collaboration with the Women‘s Museum Istanbul led by Meral Akkent, the activist initiative Pracownia Kuratorska from Krakow and universities from Germany, Poland and Turkey as well as the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Goethe Institute Krakow. more here
The curatorial collective Pracownia Kuratorska from Krakow created a working group together with scientist, activists, artists among others to create a network and develop a kind of „Map of Action For A Feminist Future“. In this conference part they will present their work, discuss and create a space to talk about feminist work in these times. 23th September, 19:00 h CEST. Host: Krakow: Pracownia Kuratorska / Register for free here
Talk between Per-Arne Bodin, a professor at the Institute of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University in Stockholm, and Burak Özdemir, composer and founder of Musica Sequenza orchestra about ways of reading and interpreting Kassia, both from an artistic and a scholarly viewpoint. Host: Turkey/Sweden: Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul / 30th September / 19:00 h CEST Register for free here
kainkollektiv and the Turkish-German composer Burak Özdemir, together with his magnificent baroque orchestra Musica Sequenza, take Kassia as the starting point for a (post-)feminist opera – the SONGS OF CARE(VOLUTION) – which will be created in collaboration with the Women’s Museum Istanbul as well as scholars, activists and artists from Germany, Poland, Turkey and other countries (of the global south) in the coming year between Berlin, Istanbul, North Rhine-Westphalia, Krakow and Warsaw. More here.
This part is about activim and women’s rights in Turkey and Poland. We will talk to two women’s right organisations from Istanbul about their work and the Istanbul Convention. Soon more info, stay tuned… / 14th October / 19:00h CEST / Host: Havle Kadın Derneği, Pracownia Kuratorska, kainkollektiv a.o.