30 Mar 17:30 - 20:30
Image: Baklahorani Festival in Tatavla/ Kurtuluş celebrated by the Greek Orthodox people of Istanbul
This mini-symposium, part of the Meetings on Diversity and the Livable City co-organized with the Netherlands Consulate General in Istanbul, will tackle with the reproduction of the intangible cultural heritage of migrant and minority groups in Turkey and the Netherlands. The presentations will focus on cultural celebrations and festivals unfolding in the urban context whereby diverse socio-cultural groups in transition strive for safeguarding their traditions and maintaining their collective identities, while at the same time affecting the cultural world around them and being influenced by the wider socio-economic trends.
Mark Schep (Dutch Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage), Banu Pekol (KMKD/ Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage), Doğuş Şimşek (University College London), and Sevi Bayraktar (University for Music and Dance Cologne/Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln) will contribute to the mini-symposium. Our discussant will be Pınar Kasapoğlu (Ankara University).
Program details will be announced soon.