Reading the Istanbul fault lines

Once bashed, twice shy...

By Cornucopia Blog | June 27, 2013


For the past month, ‘echoes’ of the 1968 riots ‘have played out for the world to see on the streets of 78 Turkish cities’, writes Stanley Weiss in the Huffington Post blog this week. See Reading the Fault Line
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Let your pictures do the talking

Gallery Park Art is calling for submissions of art pieces for a mixed-media exhibition

By CORNUCOPIA BLOG | June 25, 2013


To document the protests currently taking place in Turkey, the Gallery Park Art in Kadıköy is calling for submissions of photography, paintings, illustrations and videos for a mixed-media exhibition.  The aim of the exhibition, says the gallery's manager, Bahar Aykaç, is to be a ‘social remembrance’ of recent events and the...
Posted in Contemporary Art, News, Gezi Protests, Photography

This time last week, part 2

Café society, or just another day at the office

By CORNUCOPIA BLOG | June 22, 2013


When the going gets tough, the tough put on gas masks. This was certianly the scene when a group of journalists did what had to be done and donned gas masks to breathe through the tear gas and get those stories published. As we post this blog, a week after...
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Standing News

Lots of women standing

By Cornucopia Blog | June 21, 2013


Standing in Cihangir, Istanbul. The silent vigil continues.
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Imagine, Gezi Park

A message from Joan Baez

By Cornucopia Blog | June 18, 2013


Joan Baez salutes the Gezi resistance in Turkish and sings Imagine     
Posted in Music and Performing Arts, Protest Music, News, Gezi Protests

This time last week

Dolmabahçe Mosque on the night of June 2

By Cornucopia Blog | June 9, 2013


Medical volunteers, including trainee doctors and nurses, attend wounded protesters on the floor of the 19th-century mosque – note that shoes have been respectfully removed. The night of Sunday June 2 saw some of the worst violence in Istanbul. This video includes disturbing scenes, but says much about camaraderie and the...
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