Turkey can look back on long struggles of women´s movements - and also today a lot of women go to the streets, still calling for equal rights. But thumbing through most of the history books there is not a word about it. 25 years ago an institution was founded to make Turkish women´s history visible.
14/04/15 - 16:48
It is a unique location. Film screenings, live performances, exhibitions and every different idea and emancipative thought people bring to Teneffüs. There are lots of pictures at the brick walls and small things to explore in every corner of the room. Teneffüs is a good deal more than a place to grab some vegan food.
14/04/15 - 16:57
The impending destruction of Istanbul’s historic Yedikule bostanları (vegetable gardens) is not only the loss of yet another green space; it is the end of an agricultural era and practices that date back 1500 years. When walking along the road outside the city walls in Yedikule, you will find a rather unusual sight. All along the city walls are endless little vegetable gardens, the so- called bostans.
23/12/14 - 13:53
While by mid-December, Christmas and New Year’s decorations are being hanged on Taksim and Istiklal, it’s time for Erasmus students to decide whether they want to celebrate Christmas in Istanbul or back home.While by mid-December, Christmas and New Year’s decorations are being hanged on Taksim and Istiklal, it’s time for Erasmus students to decide whether they want to celebrate Christmas in Istanbul or back home.
20/12/14 - 21:57
Bozcaada, is an island of the Aegean Sea at the opening of the Dardanelles. It is still an authentic island. But all this could be gone in a few years’ time, as the Turkish government instead of preserving it has made plans to open the island to profitable mass tourism.
20/12/14 - 18:36
They walk on roofs, occupy the most comfy chairs in bars, take sunbaths in front of mosques and join you for coffee. Wherever you go in Istanbul, there will be at least one cat around you.
18/12/14 - 18:01
In an unparalleled in history case 35 soccer fans of Besiktas face trial in Istanbul on charges of attempting to overthrow the government. They explain how their group called the Carsi (Market) functions.
17/12/14 - 22:05
Virtual communication has become a common form of interpersonal exchange, for some it may be delusive and alien for others it can even generate a sense of intimacy. Although I am a regular user of Skype myself, I have somewhat ambivalent feelings towards this form of communication.
3/12/14 - 17:53
The current generation of young Germans with Turkish roots is often confronted with the question “Where are you from originally?”. Many of them decide, depending on their social background, to be “German” or “Turkish” - but have to be both nevertheless.
3/12/14 - 17:03
An exhibition at the Greek Consulate’s cultural center Sismanoglio Megaro on Istiklal street celebrates the centennial of Turkish women’s gaining access to higher education.
3/12/14 - 16:51
Pope Francis garnered a lot of sympathy from the locals during his three-day visit to Turkey last week. But there were also those who wanted him to spend some time with the Christians from the trouble spots Syria and Iraq living as refugees in this country.
1/12/14 - 11:41
Charlotte is a Belgian Erasmus student in Istanbul who had never ran a mile in her life. This year for the first time she decided to challenge herself and to take part in the 36th Istanbul marathon. “It’s a friend of mine who talked me into it,” she says.
26/11/14 - 19:05
In the middle of the posh quarter Nişantaşı in Istanbul there is a Café that promises every Viennese a place to call home: the Café Wien. The Café had opened some 25 years ago. In that time period it did just the same as its role models back in the Austrian capital: stayed the same.
26/11/14 - 18:44
Dialogue in the Dark is a workshop that offers you to understand the visually impaired people and experience their daily life.The exhibition and workshop at the Gayrettepe metro station in Istanbul give you an opportunity to explore how it is to go about your daily chores in stark darkness.
26/11/14 - 18:03
Sitting on a little cement bench is a good exercise in order to stare the fishermen on the Galata Bridge. They stand on the bridge as if they have nothing precise to do, no appointments to attend, no existence to scrape out, as if the hysterical heart beats of this life don’t even touch them lightly.
24/11/14 - 14:04
Reading fortunes from the coffee grounds left in a cup is an age old Turkish tradition. Here is a personal experience with its traditional background.
24/11/14 - 13:37
The 4th, 5th and 6th floor of Sishane Car Park in Beyoglu is turned into The Moving Museum. The exhibition covers a total of 80.000 square feet consisting of the walls of the car park and they are all painted in distinct colors of red, green and yellow.
19/11/14 - 09:49
Michelangelo Severgnini studied jazz in Milan’s Civica Scuola di Musica. He is now making music in the streets of Istanbul with a band of road musicians calling themselves Kara Gunes (Black Sun). He explains his music and his life philosophy.
11/11/14 - 22:17
Galata Bridge is one of the busiest areas on the European side of the Bosporus, connecting the Old Town and Beyoglu. It is also home to “Balik Ekmek” – Fish-in-Bread – a must have if you are into street food.
28/10/14 - 17:18