Hollanda Araştırma Enstitüsü  -  Nederlands Instituut in Turkije

26 Apr 15:00

Workshop Urban Encounters: Everyday Experience of Diversity in the City

NIT, Istanbul, Turkey

26 Apr 15:00 - 18:00

We are happy to invite you to the panel discussion titled "Urban Encounters: Everyday Experience of Diversity in the City" on April 26 in the ANAMED Auditorium. This is the opening act of the 2019's event series addressing the themes of socio-cultural diversity and the livable cities co-organized by the NIT and the Netherlands Consulate-General in Istanbul.

The panel will explore the everyday experience of diversity through an ethnographic lens concentrating on the various aspects of urban life such as commerce, dwelling, and use of public spaces whereby different socio-cultural groups come into contact. In addition to uncovering the various patterns of encounter in cross-cultural settings and migrant neighborhoods in Turkey and the Netherlands, the panel will focus on what sorts of insights can be derived from different cases regarding the discussions about livable cities and inclusivity.

* Jan Rath (University of Amsterdam, Sociology): "Sanitized Diversity in a Gentrifying Neighborhood"
* Şule Can (University of Waterloo, Anthropology): "Fragile Diversities: Negotiating Refuge, Identity and Labor at the Turkish-Syrian Border"
* Kristen Biehl (Sabancı University, Gender and Women's Studies Center of Excellence): "A Dwelling Perspective: Studying Migration, Diversity and Urban Space in an Istanbul Neighbourhood"

* Didem Danış (Galatasaray University, Sociology)

The event will be held in English.

Registration is not required.