Research Institute on Turkey (RIT) is participating in the Left Forum 2015 with four panel discussions. In line with our areas of research, the main focus of these discussions is the concept of commonization. We aim to elaborate on the current state and extent of alternative commonization practices, which will be exemplified in maintaining a political opposition, establishing collective memory, production of knowledge in academia, and claiming public spaces. Our special guest is Sami Elvan, father of Berkin Elvan who was shot by a tear gas canister by the police during Gezi events. We dedicate this session to the memory of Berkin Elvan and Gezi Uprising in its second anniversary. All sessions will take place at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 W 59th St., New York, 10019.
You are cordially invited!
“Commons, Alternative Organizations and Turkey”
Speakers: Özgür Narin, Ali Yalcin Göymen, Eylem Delikanli
May 30th, 2015. 12 pm. Room L2.81.
“Commonizing Academia for Open Knowledge”
Speakers: Simten Cosar, Hakan Ergül, Emrah Göker, Caghan Kizil
May 30th, 2015. 12 pm. Room 1.107.
“Commonizing Collective Memory”
Speakers: Sami Elvan, Ragip Zik, Eylem Delikanli
May 30th, 2015. 3:15 pm. Room 1.107.
“Commonizing Public Spaces Against Neoliberal Urbanization”
Speakers: Esra Akcan, Mete Pamir, Emre Cetin Gürer
May 31st, 2015. Room 1.103.
** Update: The video recordings of the panels can be found below.