Dear Sabancı University Students,
You are cordially invited to attend Tea&Talk Meeting on Curious Steps: Gender and Memory Walks. As Curious Steps, we aim to enable urban youth to connect in alternative ways to the historical and political geographies they inhabit by becoming aware of and giving voice to different living spaces as sites of memory.
Our project brings together a variety of youth groups willing to search for, revive, and re-contextualize memories of historical events and individuals by designing and conducting city walks to locations that are significant for reasons related to gender and cultural diversity. How much you know about your city? How much can you know about a city by visiting its parks, museums and palaces? Can you touch the history of your city through the building that you pass by everyday, the restaurant that you eat lunch everyday once in a while, the café that you meet with your friends on weekends? How do silences in social memory reflect on spaces, streets and parks of the city?
As Curious Steps: Gender and Memory Walks group, we hope to understand these relationships better and open new perspectives on the city and ourselves while chasing invisible memories of the city.
2 November Wednesday, 15.30 @ Fass 2051