Fava Connection

The Cultural and Historical Relations between Greece and Turkey

A collaboration between AStA, Studium Generale, bi’bak Berlin, Interflugs and the Intercultural Diversity Office of UdK
Organized by Umut Azad Akkel | Pegah Keshmirshekan
Blockseminar/Workshop in English, 2.12.2019 - 7.12.2019, 1 SWS, 1 ECTS,
Registration per mail: studium-generale_ @udk-berlin.de, subject " Fava Connection“

Monday, 2.12.2019, 19:00
bi’bak Berlin, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin-Wedding
Identity Building beyond the National, the Religious and the European
Artist talk with Alexis Fidetzis and İz Öztat moderated by Bilge Emir and Ilgaz Yalçınoğlu.

Tuesday, 3.12.2019, 20:00 - 21:30
bi’bak, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin
Maltepe Gelinleri | The Brides of Maltepe
Screening of Maltepe Gelinleri followed followed by an artist talk and a discussion with Persefoni Myrtsou on the topic of being a Greek immigrant in Turkey.

Wednesday, 4.12.2019, 17:00 - 18:30
University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin, Room 127, Einsteinufer 43
The History of Politiki Lyra / Klasik Kemençe as an Example of Interculturality
In her lecture, Aspasia Anogiati will discuss the story of an instrument, the origins of which have been lost in the course of time.

Thursday, 5.12.2019, 18:00- 19:30
University of the Arts (Udk) Berlin, Hardenbergstrasse 33, Room 158
The Contemporary Artist as Reflexive Colonizer: Anthropological Preaching
For her first Central-European activist action in the heart of Berlin, Ayşenur Babuna invites all critical and reflective souls of the city to a phantasmagoric, ultra-Southeast European performative lecture-party.

Friday, 6.12.2019, 19:00 - 22:00
bi’bak, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin
Artist Talk: Hera Büyüktaşcıyan and Viron Erol Vert
Lecture: Art, Dispossession and the Writing of Post-Ottoman Art Histories
Panel discussion: Questions of Marginality and the Periphery of the Canon: Identifying yourself as Elladitis/a or Turkish

Saturday, 7.12.2019, 13:00-17:30
bi’bak, Prinzenallee 59, 13359 Berlin
Trembling is the Curtain / Shaken the Screen: Small excursions around Ottoman Shadow Theatre
Small excursions around Ottoman Shadow Theatre by Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli
(Registration required, max 12 places. Register to: u.akkel@udk-berlin.de)

Closing Event: 19:00 - 22:00
Participants and guests of the symposium are invited to get together with music from Greece and Turkey.

The Symposium FAVA CONNECTION provides a glimpse into the historical and contemporary relationships between Greece and Turkey, through the lens of artists, curators, scholars and art directors from both countries. In a series of lectures, panel discussions, performances, workshops and film screenings, the symposium raises questions about shared narratives, identities and practices, as well as those forced separations and exclusions present throughout the histories of Turkey and Greece, and also tangible today.
In six events, held at UdK Berlin and bi’bak, FAVA CONNECTION discusses the historical backgrounds of these transnational relations, such as the population exchange between Greece and Turkey in the 1920s, and queries how a sense of belonging to a space can be constructed. In this context, the so-called ‘European identity’ and its detrimental effect on the nation-states in the mentioned regions is reconsidered. The symposium deals with current political tensions and their effects on daily life and activities, aiming to create opportunities for further discussion.

You find the booklet here!

Requirements for the ungraded Studium Generale credit: Continuous presence and active participation.

Ausrichtung der Veranstaltung: interkulturell, kritisch
Kompetenz/Aktivität der Teilnehmenden: reflektieren/denken, aneignen