NIT, Istanbul, Turkey
26 Apr 15:00 - 17:30
As the opening act of the 2019's event series exploring socio-cultural diversity and the livable cities co-organized by the NIT and the Netherlands Consulate-General in Istanbul, we will have our first panel titled "Urban Encounters: Everyday Experience of Diversity in the City" on April 26.
The panel will explore the everyday experience of diversity through an ethnographic lens concentrating on the various aspects of social life such as commerce, dwelling, use of public spaces, and political behavior. In addition to uncovering the various patterns of encounter in Turkey and the Netherlands in cross-cultural settings and migrant neighborhoods, the panel will focus on what sorts of insights can be derived from different cases regarding the discussions about livability.
Jan Rath (University of Amsterdam, Department of Sociology), Şule Can (University of Waterloo, Department of Anthropology), and Kristen Biehl (Sabancı University, Gender and Women's Studies Center of Excellence) will give presentations for this panel.