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Eskişehir
HubThe Corona Monument

Topics
Freedom of expression / Migration / Discrimination / Media / Memory / Radical thinking / Civic rights / Gender & Sexuality / Environment
Disciplines
Visual arts /Performing arts / Film & cinema / Interdisciplinary arts / Sound art / Social sciences / Education / Physics / Art history / Environmental education / Tourism / Music / Literature / Contemporary thought / Publishing

Phase 1

Monuments are mostly designed and used as top-down ideological tools, mostly nationalistic, patriotic, and heroic. Collective experiences are depicted in a distorted way, since the enunciator of it tends to create a biased representation. The individuals in the collective experience do not generally participate in the representation phase, and they are expected solely to be affected by the representation. 

The hub designed an online, participatory project; a public monument of the recent pandemic and isolation. Starting from a closer network (universities, art institutions, organisations, etc.) and reaching to the general public in Eskişehir, they made an open call: The participants contributed to an inventory of objects charged with strong personal meanings during the pandemic. The inventory also included the personal stories of each object. The hub held two meetings prior to the compilation of online inventory: The participants attended a seminar on participatory public design, and a meeting for technical details of the compilation. The outcome is an online catalogue of photographs, memories and records of meaningful objects.

Eskişehir
Eldem Art Space
Eldem Art Space (Eldem Sanat Alanı), an interdisciplinary art institution founded by EKSAV Foundation in 2018, seeks to create a gathering space for culture and arts events and foster critical debate.
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Eskişehir
Eldem Art Space
www.eksav.org
Eldem Art Space (Eldem Sanat Alanı), an interdisciplinary art institution founded by EKSAV Foundation in 2018, seeks to create a gathering space for culture and arts events and foster critical debate.Eldem Art Space (Eldem Sanat Alanı), an interdisciplinary art institution founded by EKSAV Foundation in 2018, seeks to create a gathering space for culture and arts events and foster critical debate. Maintaining free access to all visitors, it hosts exhibitions addressing pressing issues in contemporary arts and society in two galleries and organizes lectures, artist talks, film screenings, performances and workshops. Dalyancı Mansion, converted from a 19th-century mansion into a 400-square-meter gallery, offers space for curated group shows and events. FIRIN, an old bakery from the 60’s, is designed to provide a platform for upcoming artists to perform personal exhibitions.
Eskişehir
Yort Books
Yort Books is an Eskişehir-based publishing house established by an Academic for Peace who lost his job in 2017.
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Eskişehir
Yort Books
www.yortkitap.com
Yort Books is an Eskişehir-based publishing house established by an Academic for Peace who lost his job in 2017. All translation, edition, design and publishing processes are pursued with the support of a small group of ex-academics, academics and friends. Yort’s list includes contemporary thought, cinema theory, new media critique, and literature.
Eskişehir
Eskişehir School*
Eskişehir School was founded in June 2017 by Academics for Peace, and friends and supporters who have been in solidarity in various ways.

*Participated only in Phase 1
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Eskişehir
Eskişehir School*
www.eskisehirokulu.org
Eskişehir School (Eskişehir Okulu) was founded in June 2017 by Academics for Peace (who were dismissed from universities after signing the Peace Petition), and friends and supporters who have been in solidarity in various ways. Eskişehir School advocates freedom of speech, and is against all sorts of discrimination, such as gender, class, culture, belief or age. Eskişehir School aims to create a collective language, produce critical knowledge, and find ways to share it in a non-homophobic and equal way. Eskişehir School organizes open classes, seminars, workshops, and cultural activities open to the public.

*Participated only in Phase 1

Phase 2

B.R.A.W.E. – Be a Revolutionary Artist for Women Equity / Emancipation / Equality / Empowerment

in collaboration with Budapest Hub

Who are B.R.A.W.E. people? B.R.A.W.E. artists are young women who use their voices to recreate historical meaning of gender and have the willingness to explore the everchanging, multifaceted, gender-fluid nature of contemporary feminist issues.

Hungary and Turkey are countries both suffering from the ruling authoritarian patriarchal regimes built on the misuse of the concept of conservative values. This hegemonic masculinity which motives decision makers and their policies increases violence against women instead of preventing it, threatens the existence of women in both public and private spheres, and thus hinders their way for self-realization. B.R.A.W.E aims to provide young artists with resilient tools and arguments to transparently assess the inconsistent situations they are in and to express the inequality and injustices they are exposed to individually or socially.

B.R.A.W.E.’s programme includes regional and international labs/workshops on relevant issues within cross-disciplinary practices led by researchers and artists; exhibitions, guerilla acts and performative events as well as accompanying local events such as screenings, discussions and parties.

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