Why radical research?
Authoritarian neoliberal policies are increasingly shaping contemporary research activities in Turkey and beyond. Political and financial pressures on researchers prevent them from addressing urgent topics and themes. Notable voices are sidelined by a lack of funding, and research projects are increasingly realized in a particularly conservative tone, lacking imagination.
We believe that salient radical research activity is necessary for informed critical decision making processes, public engagement and educational activities. We therefore initiated an alternative network of non-traditional, multidisciplinary collaborative research processes, RIT.
Addressing urgent topics which are not adequately studied
Using interdisciplinary methods and approaches beyond traditional disciplinary academic boundaries
Forming new working groups and initiate cross institutional working groups, and promoting collective action.
Creatively and systematically engaging with civil society
By opening up a new intellectual space, we aim to assemble collective energy and capacity and provide resources for researchers and practitioners.
Our specific contributions
Building and strengthening research communities
Making research more easily communicable
Connecting researchers with broader communities of interest
Reviews of practices
Summarizing recent work & Events
Announcing upcoming events (e.g. Conferences etc.)
Organizing calls for papers, policy briefs & presentations
Establishing research competitions
Facilitating & organizing funding for specific research projects, doctoral research and visiting scholars
Conducting in-house research