Serhan Ada’dan çeviri

hodorcurifbilgi Sanat Ve Kültür Yönetimi Bölümü, Sahne Ve Gösteri Sanatları Yönetimi Lisans Programı Öğretim Üyesi Doç. Dr. Serhan Ada‘nın çevirisiyle, Raffaele Gianighian’ın “Hodorçur: Vatanını Arayan Bir Gezginin Seyahati” kitabı Türkçe’ye kazandırıldı:

“Hodorçur, Raffaele Gianighian’ın 1915 Ermeni Soykırımı sırasında yaşadıklarının birinci ağızdan aktarımı. Gianighian, henüz 9 yaşında bir çocukken, ailesinin, sevdiklerinin katledilmesine bizzat şahit olan, iyi kalpli komşularının ve şansının da yardımıyla, ismini, dinini değiştirme pahasına da olsa hayatta kalmayı başarabilmiş, trajediden 60 yıl sonra büyük acıların yaşandığı köyüne geri dönüyor, anılarının peşine düşüyor. Gördükleriyse aslında bu acının, bu kadar zaman sonra bile ne kadar büyük izler bırakabildiğinin kanıtı niteliğinde… 

Gianighian’ın yaşadığı acılar zihninde öyle yer etmiş ki, o günlerden bahsederken hiçbir ismi, yer adını atlamıyor. Hepsini adeta bir tarihçi gözüyle kayda geçiriyor. Katliamdan seneler sonra köyünü gezerken, onu eski haliyle hatırlıyor, aktardığı detaylarla okura bir doğa manzarası çiziyor. Hayatta kalma arzusu, insanlara güvenme isteği, sadece kendisininkilere değil, sevdiklerinin, akrabalarının acılarına da tanık olmuş bir insan için şaşırtıcı ama aynı zamanda ilham verici nitelikte… 

Babama konuşmaya gidiyorum. Derenin etrafından sinirotlarından topluyorum: Yüzümdeki ve alnımdaki yaralara onlardan sürüyorum. Babamın mezarının üzerine uzanıyorum. Güneş yüzümü yakarken kalkıyorum. Karnım aç, olsun, bir hafta bile aç kalmaya alışkınım. Dereye gidiyorum, soyunuyorum, suyun içinde yürüyüp yüzümü yıkıyorum. Dere kıyısından sinirotu yaprakları bulup yaralarıma ilaç yapıyorum. Ceketimi giyiyorum. Tabiatın sabah şarkısını dinliyorum. Babamın o tatlı sesi kulaklarımda çınlıyor: “Sana kötülük yapan insanları unut evlat. İyilik ve sevgi hayattır, insanı sev.”

Call for book chapters: Mediated cities

Intellect Books will launch its ˜Mediated Cities” book series with three volumes at the conference ˜Digital-Cultural Ecology and the Medium-Sized City”, April 2016. Bristol, UK.

Papers submitted to this conference will form the backbone of the fourth book in the series. To submit, visit: http://architecturemps.com/bristol-uk/ The book series and the conference are organised by the academic journal Architecture MPS, Intellect Books, the University of the West of England and the Centre for Moving Image Research.

CFP: Digital-Cultural Ecology and the Medium-Sized City

In every country in the world medium-sized cities out number capital cities in both quantity and gross population. They are however, historically overlooked. In Europe medium-sized have a long history. In China, the history of these places is even older and, in some cases, non-existent – as new urban centres spring up almost overnight. In Australasia and North America, this history lies somewhere in-between. In a digital and interconnected age these cities have the potential to by-pass capitals and challenge the hegemony of central economic and political organisations. They can form networks vastly more complex, intricate and numerous than the now standard group of connected ‘global cities’; can become self-sustained economically and culturally; forge forward with new ideas in their specialist fields; and be test beds for globally applicable innovations.

Led by the Centre for Moving Image Research and the scholarly journalArchitecture_MPS this conference is interested in the exploring the still latent possibilities of the internet in urban, social and cultural contexts; the development of citizen led ‘hybrid cities’ in which new technologies foster new behaviours; new ethnographic interpretations of the city and its peoples; and changing representations of the city in new and old formats: photography, film, animation, augmented and virtual realities.

The questions it asks include, but are not limited to: how can old urban infrastructures incorporate the possibilities of new technologies; how do these technologies affect design, participation, experience and representation in the city; will new modes of communication and visualisation alter the ‘culture’ and ‘economy’ of these places and their peoples; will passive city consumption be replaced by active engagement; how will inhabitants of these cities interact with each other, across boundaries and with their respective levers of power. In short, what are the implications and possibilities of the digital times in which we live, on the civic, cultural, aesthetic, economic, urban and architectural forum of medium-sized city.

It welcomes the participation of architects, planners, activists, artists, technologists, animators, filmmakers, cultural studies experts, programmers, gamers and more. It particularly welcomes those engaged in smaller cities or those in larger cities with a view to their own periphery. It welcomes multiple formats of presentation and interaction.

For details: http://architecturemps.com/bristol-uk/

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 15th NOVEMBER, 2015

Special issue CFP from Society and Business Review: Cosmopolitanism or Globalisation

Broadminded contributions that critically explore the complexities of Globalisation (interconnected) verses Cosmopolitanism (interdependent) debate at multiple levels of citizenship, nation-state and region, respecting differing beliefs, balancing elite-poverty power influences and as economic or political agendas that are at play with societies morality are invited. Questions may address issues such as but not exclusively:

  • What are the complex policies and agendas influencing Globalisation and Cosmopolitanism?
  • How can the Cosmopolitanismmind-set rise at a time of globalisation?
  • How to promote confidence in meritocratic modes of self, organisation, regulation and stakeholder societal representation of peoples?
  • What are leadership gaps and drivers of Globalisation and Cosmopolitanism?
  • At which point does a Corporate entity become too large an influential?
  • How to rethink notions of migration/immigration as choices and constraints of movement?
  • How does the narrow control of a more interconnected institutions affect societies?
  • How to minimise the ever greater concentration of capital and improve the well-being of 99 percent?
  • Why is there heightened frustration expressed in larger urban cities around the world?
  • How to reconcile individuals as part of a globalising culture?
  • Is it a case of Cosmopolitanism and Globalisation – one or the other?

Cosmopolitanism calls for shared understanding of different moralities, economic and political relationships for mutual benefit – ‘a universality for differences’. Globalisation calls for compromise of values towards a dominant societal view. In a world where the few are deciding the interconnected ‘One World’ agenda, how can the many stakeholders reconcile a position of interdependence? claiming back a peaceful world for the citizen in the process?

The deadline for invited manuscripts is the 10th of September 2015.

Papers to be submitted via Scholar One

Proceeding book of PERFORMART’14: Performing Arts and Public Space Conference is published

performart-posterProceeding book of PERFORMART’14: Performing Arts and Public Space Conference is published. The Conference was organized by BİLGİ Management of Performing Arts and DAKAM. Three proceedings authored by BİLGİ Faculty of Communication members are as follows:

  • Home as a public/private space: headscarved female characters in Good Things are On Our Side and Clouds May Wander, Authors: Burcu Yasemin Şeyben, Rasim Erdem Avşar
  • Istanbul Pride Week and March: protest art as performance, Author: A. Serhan Şahin
  • Challenges and actions projects of Performance in Social Context, Authors: Aylin Kalem, Burcu Halaçoğlu.