Call 2022

What remains: Hope, Solidarity & Determination after the new regime in Turkey and the Covid-19 crisis

It is with pleasure that we invite you to an urgent workshop in critical times. 

"In the dark times 
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times"

Bertold Brecht

In times of crisis and change, people are finding numerous ways for enabling and creating resistance and solidarity.
In June 2013, the state’s response to Gezi resistance, one of the biggest resistance movements in Turkey’s history, has shown the world the authoritarian face of AKP’s Islamic neoliberalism. Now, almost 9 years after the beginning of the Gezi resistance, with an unlawful judicial process, the Erdoğan regime sentenced lawyers, city planners, civil rights activists and journalists/documentary directors including Osman Kavala, Can Atalay; Mücella Yapıcı and Çiğdem Mater as the “organizers of Gezi resistance” to imprisonment with 18 years to heavy imprisonment for life. Even after this shocking persecution, resistance movements and solidarity are far from being over, in spite of the oppression, threats and persecution of the authoritarian regime or the recent pandemic Covid-19 that is used as an excuse for even more oppression by the authoritarian governments. Yet, resistance movements and solidarity have never stopped. In this workshop, we will discuss resistance movements, solidarity and hope, focusing on the case of Turkey but looking at practices of “critical hope” from other places; in order to listen, understand, network and strengthen one another. 

Organised by Eylem Çamuroǧlu Çıǧ, Christine Hanke (both Digitale und Audiovisuelle Medien, Medienwissenschaft UBT), and Katharina Fink (Iwalewahaus, Sophiatown Art Collective)

Please find us at Iwalewahaus main conference room on the 6th and 7th of May

 Looking forward to being together!Eylem & Katharina 

It would be great, if you could sign up, so that we know how many people to expect: 

katharina.fink (at)

Venue: Iwalewahaus/University of Bayreuth Wölfelstraße 2 95444 Bayreuth

Coordinators: Eylem Çamuroğlu Çığ & Katharina Fink