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Diyarbakır
Hub IWords Written on the Water

Topics
Civic rights / Freedom of expression / Community development / Gender equality / Ecological crisis / Sustainability / Protecting cultural heritage / Memory / Public space / Environment
Disciplines
Literature / Research / Heritage / Urban studies / Visual arts / Performing arts / Contemporary arts
Feqî’s “companion species” fall from Miks’ steep rocks into Tigris and reach out to Diyarbakır. Humans, languages, cultures, poetry, literature, mountains, stones, water, trees, all kinds of critters and of course birds, which are the companion for his words and path. A legend that seeks out love, a timelessness that embraces the existence. Feqîyê Teyran, a mystic dervish that makes Kurdish language and Kurdish folklore surpass from its own table and geography. He collects people’s stories in his bag living hand to mouth. He conveys what he sees through words, music and love.

“Words Written on the Water” includes preparatory productions of an art, culture and nature festival, with artists and initiatives from Diyarbakır and different geographies, aiming to gain a place in the urban memory of Diyarbakır and to carry Kurdish language, Kurdish culture and art out into the world. After a trip to Feqî’s land as an initiation to the Feqî’s cosmos, Lîs Publishing prepares a handbook in 3 languages that solidly elaborates Feqiyê Teyran’s life, works and philosophy; Mordem Art and Culture prepares a concert produced through musical compositions of Feqi’s poetry and Merkezkaç Art Collective produces a video of the story.
Diyarbakır
Wêjegeh Amed
Lîs Publishing established the first literature house of Diyarbakır called Wêjegeh Amed, a civic cultural space to open up social discussions directed through literature and arts.
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Diyarbakır
Wêjegeh Amed
www.facebook.com/wejegehamed
Established in Diyarbakır in 2004, Lîs Publishing is an independent publishing house with a collection including classical texts of Kurdish literature, translations from world literature to Kurdish, researches on Kurdish arts and culture, children books in Kurdish, bilingual books of mainly Turkish women writers with Kurdish translations and texts in Kurdish, Armenian and Syriac on urban history and culture of Diyarbakır. With a strong agency from local to international networks of Kurdish language, Lîs established the first literature house of Diyarbakır in February 2020 called Wêjegeh Amed, a civic cultural space to open up social discussions directed through literature and arts with the cultural values of democracy, multilingualism and polyvocality.
Diyarbakır
Mordem Art and Ecological Life Association
Mordem is an independent art complex with its transformable theatre-cinema-dance hall, music classes, dance studio, sculpture workshop, and management office.
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Diyarbakır
Mordem Art and Ecological Life Association
www.instagram.com/mordemsanat
Established in 2017 by the artists carrying out sustainable works from different branches of art, Mordem is an independent art complex with its transformable theatre-cinema-dance hall, music classes, dance studio, sculpture workshop, and management office. Mordem believes the ethnic and cultural diversity is the real wealth of society. Inspired by the joyfulness of art for a peaceful society, it builds future by helping children to become happy, productive, and peaceful individuals. Contrary to the current relationship between human and nature, it embraces the harmonious-productive way and use art to regain and protect the cultural heritage making this process possible.
Diyarbakır
Merkezkaç Art Collective
Merkezkaç is an independent art collective that works to develop arts and artists as well as disseminate their artistic products on a national and international scale.
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Diyarbakır
Merkezkaç Art Collective
www.instagram.com/merkezkacart/
Merkezkaç is an independent art collective that works to develop arts and artists as well as disseminate their artistic products on a national and international scale. It is a not-for-profit collective that conducts joint projects with independent initiatives, collectives and artists; working autonomously. Therefore, it keeps a distance to any public or institutional entities and it collaborates with these formations only when the necessity is unavoidable. Merkezkaç Art Collective continues to carry out activities at an international level focusing on research, production, exhibition mainly being coordinated by its core team of Remzi Sever, Barış Seyitvan, Uğur Orhan, Murat Kartal.

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